Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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.