Moving on to this week's recipe which is Dorie's Black and White Banana Loaf. I was so happy with Ashlee's choice. This was the first recipe I wanted to try when I got Baking from my Home to Yours, but I resisted since I wanted to try it at the same time as all the other Dorie
As I looked at the ingredient list and compared it to my usual banana loaf, I thought it looked like there was a lot of liquid. Many of the other members confirmed this in the "P & Q" so I decided to omit the milk completely. Which turned out to be a great choice, the batter was just thick enough and the marbling effect came through beautifully.
This was one gorgeous and delicious loaf of banana bread. The nutmeg wasn't overpowering, the chocolate complimented the bananas perfectly and the rum added a surprisingly pleasant after taste. As for the lemon, I couldn't taste it at all. The only thing negative I could say about the loaf, at the risk of sounding like a certain Iron Chef America judge, is that it was "a little bit oily". But I think that's because that first slice I had was still a bit warm, it got better the day after.
So there you have it folks, a beautiful, marbled, chocolatey, rummy (booze and baking mix so well) and delicious banana loaf. Go on over to Ashlee's blog, A year in the Kitchen, for the recipe. To see the other members' marbled beauties, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll.