Beauty surrounded the Daring Bakers this month as our host, Sawsan, of chef in disguise, challenged us to make beautiful, filled breads. Who knew breads could look as great as they taste? Well, really anyone who has ever had the great joy of playing with breads – risen loaves that look like little animals, croissants achieving their destined golden hue, french baguettes with their long parallel slices jutting across the surface. All bread is beautiful. But I’ll admit, this bread is a thing unto itself, layers separated by different colored fillings, twisted into patterns and spirals.
Banana Bread March 6, 2013
Banana bread is one of those foods in my house that is synonymous with comfort. A thick slice off a loaf fresh out of the oven is guaranteed to make almost anyone smile, even my sister who “hates” bananas. So a little while ago, when she was having a rough day and I had some bananas I’d forgotten to eat, I went ahead and made banana bread. (more…)