Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Not a Black and White Banana Loaf

This week's recipe was the Black and White Banana Loaf chosen by Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen. Instead of a Black and White Banana Loaf, I got a wild hair and decided to run with it. That and I failed to buy bananas in advance to let them rot away on the kitchen counter prior to use. Gotta love a baking procrastinator! So, I made a Pink and White Raspberry Loaf!! It smells SOOOOO De-lish!!!!
I made the following substitutions:

Original Ingredient / Substitute
Bananas = Raspberries
Bittersweet Chocolate = White Chocolate
Nutmeg = Cinnamon
Vanilla Extract = Almond Extract
Rum = Franjelica



The final product didn't have the visual contrast of pink and white as I had hoped, but it is SO GOOD!!!! I did get my kicks by enjoying a bit of kitchen porn for this challenge:

Bring it on baby! The Kitchen Aid mixer and the Food Processor working side-by-side. I'm gonna need a private moment after that.

I think maybe the cooking time and temperature needed adjusting for my version. It didn't seem cooked thoroughly, even though I baked it for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I'll just lie through my teeth and say "It's so dense and moist". Fake it til' you make it, fellow banana loafers.

Now who's gonna clean up this mess?

16 comments:

Melissa said...

I love the idea of using raspberries! It's so pretty!

The Becketts said...

Hilarious!!!!! Anther great post from my favorite Monday night baker!! :-)

SiHaN said...

oh pink and white.. that totally does it for me. Must have been delicious!

SiHaN said...

oh pink and white.. that totally does it for me. Must have been delicious!

Flourchild said...

I love your idea of raspberries and white chocolate..yum! Im telling you I was not liking all of those dishes. I don't remember baking banana bread ever being so messy!

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

You are crazy - but I love your idea of the raspberries! Sounds better than bananas to me.

mybakingheart said...

Oooooh, I puffy-heart raspberries - what an awesome sub! :)

chocolatechic said...

Cooking porn....bwaahahahahha

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Whoa whoa whoa! i absolutely love you changes!I will definateely have to try this!

The Kitchen Vixen said...

ha! yeah mine was dripping butter and I told my husband "look babe its so moist". even he wasnt buying it;) great post and sub;)

Nickki said...

Lovely idea! Gorgeous colour :)

Pamela said...

LOVE the orange KA! Your version looks very tasty.

The Becketts said...

Thanks for sharing some with me. It was yummy in my tummy!!!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Ooh, I love the pink and white! Such a good idea, and I'm sure it smelled heavenly.

Jacque said...

Good recovery! That looks better than the original.

Cathy said...

Phew -- add a blender to that small-appliance mix and we'd be looking at triple X, baby! You are so very bold and resourceful!! It looks great!