It’s been quite a while since my last post. Life caught me in its whirlwind and as July begins, I finally have time to post again.
In this week’s post, I am sharing a favorite banana bread recipe of mine. For a long time, I have been searching for the perfect banana bread. I have tried so many recipes but something, that je ne sais quoi, always seemed to be missing. Traditional banana breads are delicious, please don’t get me wrong, but when I think of bananas and how I enjoy them most, they are always paired with a complimentary flavor – bananas and peanut butter, bananas and chocolate, bananas and oatmeal… Read more
I am always making banana bread or banana cake – mostly because I am constantly left with a bunch of overripe bananas that no one in my house (myself, included) wants to eat. What may look less than appetizing is actually golden in baking. An overripe banana is sweeter, moister, more flavorful, and softer than a just-ripe banana that is ideal for eating. These brown-speckled specimens are prime ingredients in baking as they add all these qualities to your baked goods. Read more
Banana cake or banana bread is quite a delicious treat on its own, but when coupled with one of the many foods that pair so well with bananas, becomes something really special. There are so many great flavors that really magnify the beauty of this fruit. White chocolate is one such addition. Read more
Bananas might just be the most love fruit around. I know I, myself, have been a huge fan of bananas for as long as I can remember.
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Hummingbird Cake is a beautiful southern cake that first showed up in Southern Living Magazine‘s February 1978 edition. The author was Mrs. L. H. Wiggin and while there are no confirmed reports on why the cake was named as it was, it’s thought that the reference was quite sweet. Hummingbirds will select only the sweetest of nectar to drink and thus it follows that the Hummingbird cake is quite a sweet cake. It is so sweet, in fact, that the hummingbird cake is the most requested recipe in Southern Living‘s history! Read more