Archive for July, 2010

Lots of Ways Banana Cake

Chocolate and Bananas, one of my favorite combos!

Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities picked this week’s (last Tuesday) TWD delectable – Lots of Ways Banana Cake. Lots of ways because you can sub ingredients with what you have on hand or with whatever your stomach desires! It calls for coconut milk, but you could sub it with buttermilk, it also calls for coconut but you can sub it with any other dried fruit or chocolate chips like me! You have to head over to Kimberly’s and literally see Lots of Ways Banana Cake! (You can also get the recipe too – lucky you!)

I inverted the cake back into the pan for frosting but mostly for convenient transportation to my knitting class!

Dorie's chocolate ganache frosting is sooo luscious!

The leftovers from knitting class did not last long!

I baked this two Friday nights ago and took it to my knitting class last Saturday. I always feel a little leery about bringing goodies to knitting class, especially today with chocolate ganache frosting. I had to put my white yarn away in my bag… It seemed to be a hit so this is a keeper! Which is a good thing since I still have more coconut milk from the can that I bought…
Wow, I’m almost caught up with this month and it’s the last day of the month – figures. I have the ingredients for the Chewy Chunky Blondies but I probably won’t be able to bake them until tomorrow.
Go check out the TWD Bakers to see the Lots of Ways Banana Cakes they came up with! You can also see the lots of ways they made the Chewy, Chunky Blondies!

(Why do I bother with the listing below these days??)
Next Week (Last Tuesday): Chewy, Chunky Blondies
Last Week (2 Fridays ago actually): Lots of Ways Banana Cake



York Peppermint Patty eruptions...

Karen of Welcome to our Crazy Blessed Life chose Brrrr-ownies for the TWD Bakers to bake two Tuesdays ago. I actually baked it for that week but didn’t write my post until now. Work has been a little crazy busy these days, I’ve been working the 6pm – midnight shift a few days a week and on Saturdays the 6am – noon shift in the lab at work. Bleah.
When I baked these brownies the Beau was out for the day riding his horse Slim. He had his camera with him and I couldn’t find mine so my photos are from my cell phone. So not so great photos but the brownies were great!!

Up close and personal...

Looks so chocolate-y good! Got Milk?

On the P&Qs for these Brrrr-ownies, it seemed like the York Peppermint Patties melted all over the place. I thought I’d be clever and freeze them. HAH! I think it would have worked better had they been Junior Mint size, but cutting them into bits made them more conducive to melting all over the place. No matter, it still tasted delicious! I saved a few pieces for home and the Beau took the rest to work where it disappeared in good time. Yay!
Visit Karen to get the recipe to try out at home – these would be great with ice cream! It just so happened to be Karen’s 1,000 post too! Amazing. I love her blog banner, it looks so carefree. Check out the other TWD Bakers to see their successful Brrrr-ownies too!
I’d like to try the Lots of Ways Banana Cake which was one Tuesday ago because I love bananas, especially in baked goods! Which is weird for me since I usually like my fruit fresh, not baked.

Next Week: (Last Week) Lots of Ways Banana Cake
Last Week: (3 Weeks ago?) Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake