Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Banana-fana-fo-fana


As a child, some of the sweets my mother and I used to bake were banana breads and marble cakes. The marble cake was so good that we would beg her to bake it for family occasions, which she did. It was full of chocolate and so swirly-pretty to look at. The recipe was from the Settlement House cookbook, the bible many housewives used when planning family meals.


This September, my mother is planning a visit to celebrate her birthday. Living in Florida, she will only visit when the weather is warm, above 70°. This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Black–and-White Banana Loaf from the Baking From My Home to Yours bible.




For her birthday cake, this combo might just do.



Now, to decide on presentation.



Option A: loaf or maybe a Bundt...but needs something,


Option B: coffee ice cream a' la mode,





Option C: Hot Gritty NYC aka Baked Alaska.



Thoughts?

14 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Totally great option for the topping! The baked alaska is great!!! Love it!

Jules Someone said...

I don't know, but I should really sample both of them to know for sure. When would you like me? ;-)

Melissa said...

Ooooh... the Baked Alaska looks gorgeous and delicious!

n.o.e said...

The Baked Alaska is beautiful, but I think you'd want the marbling to be the star in this instance - maybe the a la mode?

Nancy

PheMom said...

You are a frakkin' genius! Love that baked alaska! I've been thinking about trying to do something like that for next week.

TTFN from Holly-olly-bo-bolly ; )

Engineer Baker said...

I'm always rooting for coffee. I loves me some coffee ice cream. But the baked alaska looks delicious too... Dangit, I've become indecisive :)

Susie Homemaker said...

def the baked alaska. for sure.

Tammy said...

the ice cream option would be my choice. looks fab!

SiHaN said...

i choose the baked alaska of course. looks so darn yummy. your galette from the previous week looks irresistible too! Keep on baking!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Hot n' Gritty NYC gets my vote! Very creative!

SiHaN said...

hi Lauren! so your friend set up tin hill wine bar and bistro here in singapore? woah! NOw i've got to check that out soon! Thanks for the recommendation!

Rigby said...

Very nice....I like the coffee ice cream idea!

The DeL Sisters said...

Yummy!

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