Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TWD - Black and White Banana Loaf


This week’s TWD recipe is chosen by Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen and is Black and White Banana Loaf. This is a recipe which has caught my eye whenever I have read through Baking, From My Home to Yours. The two toned loaf looks delicious and I am always looking for ways to use ripening bananas!

There is nothing nicer than a slice of warm banana loaf, especially with a slather of butter and a glass of cold milk. And of course, I love chocolate, so this banana loaf where you add chocolate to half of the batter and swirl the black and white mixtures together is perfectly delicious! Four eggs is a lot to use for an everyday loaf, so I decided to half the mixture and make it in my mini loaf tins. I got 6 mini loaves from half of the mixture.



One of the key ingredients in the recipe was rum. Unfortunately we didn’t have any rum in the cupboard (a couple of bad nights on rum at university has put me off even the smell of rum – it just makes me feel sick!) and I had forgotten to get rum essence at the supermarket, so I just left that flavouring out. The addition of lemon juice and zest was a welcome one though and you could taste the zestiness in the baked loaf. I also accidentally left out the nutmeg, so my loaves were spiceless.



Because I was working with small quantities, I did find it hard to get a real two toned effect in my loaves. Actually, I am not sure that I am a very good marbler – it is another thing I need to practice on. All in all I was very happy with how my loaves turned out. The texture was lovely and light and the mini loaves were very cute.

See what the other TWDers thought here.

25 comments:

likesprinkles said...

I get sick off the smell of rum too! I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a bad experience with it! ;)

Your loaf looks great though. I think the marble turned out really pretty.

Jess said...

That looks delicious slathered in butter...I enjoy reading your "early" posts when it's still Monday in the U.S.!

rainbowbrown said...

I like the look of your marbling a lot. I also love the idea of mini loaves.

CB said...

Mini loaves! What a cute idea! Great job.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Heather B said...

I love your mini marbled loaves! They look delicious! Great job!

Jules Someone said...

Glad you enjoyed them. Very cute.

Jacque said...

Mmm, a dollop of butter on top is essential when eating banana bread, even this unusual version.

Looks just fine the way you did it :)

Nickki said...

your mini loaves look great! I love the one with the butter on top...yum! I enjoyed this banana loaf with nutella.

Cakelaw said...

These look delicious, especially with a smear of butter on top. I have mini loaf pans that I havenever used - perhaps this could be the way that I christen them!

Pamela said...

I need to get some mini loaf pans. I think the marbling turned out great. Nice job.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Looks yummy! Though I would rather have mine with coffee:)

LyB said...

Cute mini loaves! The marbling looks great!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I think your loaf looks lovely and marbled!

Jayne said...

Delicious job! That slice with the butter looks so tempting!

Melissa said...

Your mini loaf looks great, and your marbling is good! It looks so delicious with the butter... yum!

Teanna said...

I didn't think of putting butter on top! That looks delicious! Great loafs!

SiHaN said...

the rum smell was sickening at first but after baked, it contributed to some really beautiful flavor within the slice.

Your loaf looks great though! must have been delicious!

Bumblebutton said...

I feel the same about Peach Schnapps--no bellinis for me! Your loaves look so darling! Nice job!

slush said...

Perfect with a glass of milk! Great job!

Prudy said...

I left out the rum on mine. Yours looks so good with that big hunk of butter. Yum! Mini loaves were the way to go!

Anne said...

Looks so yummy with the butter on top! Nice job!

Lauren said...

OMG a slather of butter. I love it

Rigby said...

Mini Loaves were a great idea! So glad you enjoyed the recipe :)

Rebecca said...

The minis are adorable! You know, my marbling looked the same. I'm totally blaming the bananas. ;)

Shari said...

Looks delicious! Mini loaves are a good way to go!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog