Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 4: Black and White Banana Loaf



Wow! I can't believe this is my fourth Tuesdays With Dorie! Time is going by so fast, it's a little scary...

I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with this weeks challenge. I am not a huge fan of bananas, especially in desserts. I do love banana bread though, so I was hoping I'd like this too. I made the loaf last week sometime, and half of it is still sitting on the kitchen bench! Obviously S wasn't a big fan of it either... The taste wasn't too bad, but I thought the chocolate really overpowered the banana and created a weird flavour. Also, I know a few people have been complaining about the cooking time etc, and I agree. The outside was really chewy and hard, while the inside was just cooked (even though I used a tent). Some people say it has to do with the number of bananas you use, and also how old they are. Mine were bananas I had in the freezer that had almost gone black. I used 2 small-medium ones and I think that worked well. Anymore, and the cake wouldn't have cooked inside at all.

Thanks to Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen for choosing this weeks recipe. Although I probably won't cook it again, I am glad that I did. Doing the marbling was quite fun!




13 comments:

Mara said...

looks great...love your marbling!!! i tended more towards a cakey loaf and put additional chocolate and we LOVED this. fab job!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Lovely marble! Great job!

sara said...

Mine turned out well, but I was scared about my batter beign too runny, so I used my convection oven. it was finished in 1 hour. Your marbling looks great!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I thought the flavor was weird, too. Not exactly banana, not really chocolate. But your loaf does look gorgeous. Oh, well. Bring on the ice cream!

Engineer Baker said...

I think it might be a "bring in to work" sort of baked good then. My coworkers always appreciate it! Your marbling turned out very well.

Pamela said...

The marbling does look really excellent. I'm ready for some ice cream, though.

Bria said...

Thanks everyone! I just spooned a bit of each mixture in at a time to try and get really defined marbling :)

spatulascorkscrews said...

For someone that didn't like the cake, it turned out beautiful! Your marbling is perfect!

n.o.e said...

My word, that's a pretty loaf - I covet your marbling!

Nancy

Jayne said...

Sorry you didn't like it, but I have to say your marbling is really, really beautiful!

PheMom said...

Sorry it wasn't your thing. Your marbling is wonderful though!

Gigi said...

Great marble swirls!

TeaLady said...

Your swirl is beautiful. Great Job! Try it again, second time sometimes works better.