Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie Post Number 8: Black and White Banana Loaf

This week's recipe selection "Black and White Banana Loaf" was chosen by Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen. If you would like the recipe, it will be available at Ashlee's blog.

I was excited about the recipe for this week for two reasons: 1) I have a brand new bread pan purchased a couple of weeks ago and 2) I had some bananas in a rather sad state that found new life in this cake. My oven does not like cakes, having a tendency to brown and burn the sides of the cake and to leave the middle doughy, so I baked this in my little toaster oven.
I haven't used a marbling technique in a very long time, and enjoyed mixing the banana batter with the chocolate and alternating blops of dough in the bread pan. The flavor of the chocolate is wonderful....melting bakers chocolate is truly a wonderful thing!
This cake is rich, delicious and well worth making!

35 comments:

CB said...

Thats cool that you used your toaster oven. Now I wanna try that! Loaf looks delish! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Nickki said...

Your loaf looks lovely! Great tip about ripening bananas :)

Kayte said...

Oh, your Black and White looks very pretty and yummy. A new bread pan! Wow! I was a little leery of showing mine in the pan as believe you me, that pan has seen its share of bread baking and it isn't sparkling new and shiny by a long shot. It bakes good bread, though! I made the photos small so no one would notice. Yours is very pretty, so enjoy that pan!

MacDuff said...

I cannot believe you made that in a toaster oven! I can't even make a decent pop tart in my toaster oven!

Beautiful as always...

Kait said...

Toaster oven baking -- wow. That makes your loaf even more impressive. Awesome job!

April said...

I totally agree, such a great-tasting cake/bread. My favorite so far. I love your little plate at the bottom!

Em said...

Nothing like having a good excuse to use a new pan. I can relate to that one! LOL

Have a delicious day :)

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

I agree, definitely worth making again!

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful, and in a toaster oven, no less! Great job.

n.o.e said...

That must be one fabulous toaster oven to turn out such a pretty loaf!
Nancy

The Food Librarian said...

What a nice way to break in your new loaf pan!

Christine said...

Love that you did the bread in the toaster oven. Looks delicious!

SiHaN said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe too! i thought the flavors were awesome as well.

Engineer Baker said...

Glad you liked this so much, and great job with using the toaster oven to avert poorly baked goods.

slush said...

I love your marbling! Its very abstract. I was trying to figure out what mine looked like after each slice. Like when you look at clouds and try to determine what they are.

Great job!

Jacque said...

Mmm, your marbling reminds me of a jaguar, lol. Very pretty!

I wonder if your oven runs hot. Do you have one of those cheap-o oven thermometers that you set on the rack and check the temperature with?

Mike Spoodles said...

Looks delicious! I like big ol' bloops of chocolate batter as opposed to all the swirlies!

Prudy said...

OOh-that's pretty. It is nice to know that old bananas won't go to waste. The uglier and blacker the better.

Natalie said...

Beautiful! I loved this one too :)

Shandy said...

How innovative, using your toaster oven. Don't you just love new toys for the kitchen? Your loaf looks so pretty and the picture of your loaf in the bread pan is is such a pretty picture =D

Peabody said...

Yay for new bread pans. Your loaf turned out great.

Jayne said...

Terrific job! Congrats on the new loaf pan! :)

confectiona said...

Wow -- baking in a toaster oven. I'll have to try that next time I have something small, to avoid heating up the house with the big oven.

Lauren said...

Great marbling. Looks wonderful

Liliana said...

What a good idea to use your toaster oven. Your loaf looks delicious!

Linda said...

Breaking in a new baking pan is always a happy occasion! I'm really impressed that your toaster oven turned out such a lovely loaf!

Di said...

Nice job on the marbling! I'm impressed that your loaf pan fits in your toaster oven.

Carol Peterman said...

You have one rockin'toaster oven!

Shari said...

Looks delicious! A toaster oven is one of the few kitchen gadgets I don't own yet, but I would love to have!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

bakerchick103 said...

Your loaf looks gorgeous. Thanks for commenting on mine!

Roni said...

I'm totally impressed that you made your banana bread in the toaster oven. I never would have thought of that. Looks like it turned out wonderfully!

Maya said...

Toaster oven is a good way to keep the heat down in the kitchen. Nice cake!

Jules Someone said...

Very nice looking loaf!

Teanna said...

It looks gorgeous! And in a toaster oven! Congrats on the new baking pan, it's always fun to use (and buy) new stuff!

Jaime said...

i should use my toaster oven more - would probably save on the electric bill huh? :) great marbling job