Monday, August 04, 2008

TWD Black & White Banana Loaf

Thank you to Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen who chose Dorie's Black and White Banana Loaf this week! It was nice to have a bit of a break...with all the cakes I have on order and Simon things are a little hairy over here!

People have been asking how I manage to do what I do when I have a newborn at home...well exhibit 1 is to the right. I have an awesome husband who helps out whenever he can...what can I say...I spent a day with him sealing our driveway so he let me take a break and back a loaf. (I never said we were normal!)

On to the loaf...my Pyrex loaf pans are otherwise occupied so I broke out my silicone one. I was having trouble following directions so the black and white parts are not evenly distributed throughout my loaf. Oops! We added nuts to the chocolate part (it was a big decision...which part to add them to!) I was a little disappointed in the silicone as it seemed to bow once the batter was in it...so my loaf was very wide.

It seems that story time for our 2 older children was in the middle of baking time and I lost track of the loaf so when I went back downstairs and checked it the timer was off (for who knows how long) and when I stuck a toothpick in it, it appeared to be done. Well, maybe not quite. If you look closely you can see some pretty dense parts on the loaf. Oops again!

The loaf is quite enjoyable but it took me quite awhile to make it...we even had to stop for dinner in the middle of the process...babies are not babies forever so I am going to have to learn to take things a little slower I guess!

Enjoy!
Heather

8 comments:

TeaLady said...

But these look really good. Some of mine was dense also, but turned out okay.

Jayne said...

I know what you mean - all the juggling of assorted kids and the rest of life and driveways and Dorie. It does keep things interesting, though! I think your loaf looks fine - very tasty. Nice job!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Looks good!

Rigby said...

your loaf looks delicious :)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I know what you mean about helping to seal the driveway in return for uninterrupted baking time. All hail the joys of domestic bartering. ;)

Engineer Baker said...

Nuts are a great add, and kudos for doing all this with a baby - I can barely do it and I'm single!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous! And great job with a newborn, whew!

Pamela said...

Babies are not babies forever...truer words have never been spoken. Enjoy that new baby!! Great job on the bread.