Sunday, August 31, 2014

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Banana Bread Gone Wild

How could I say no to this?!  Peanut butter, bananas oh and there are chocolate chips in it too.  OH SNAP!  Oh snap indeed, dear sir.

I didn't get to make last week's recipe, Chocolate Banana Tart, so I've got the bananas on hand.  Actually, I had enough for that recipe (had I made it) and a couple of loaves of this bread. (And the rest of the bananas were going in the freezer.)  I got a huge bag of ripe bananas last week at the grocery store.  I hate not having ripe bananas in the freezer (as one never knows when a banana bread craving will strike).

This recipe couldn't have been easier.  Well, it probably could have been.  But I think when no mixers are involved, it is pretty darn easy.  (Whoa, watch the language there, Missy.)
When I read the recipe, my mind was kinda blown.  Peanut butter in my banana bread?  Chocolate chips are one thing, but peanut butter?  Oh sure, I've eaten peanut butter and banana sandwiches in my yout.(That's youth for anyone not familiar with the movie My Cousin Vinnie.)  But in my banana bread??  Mind blown.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Oh Chocolate, My Chocolate

Cookies!  Woot, woot!  I haven't made cookies in like...forever...forever...forever! (I thought.)  But I figured I should perhaps take a look and see just how long it has been.  Yeah, I looked back and saw this blog from June 15.  Two months can seem like a long time, especially when cookies are involved (and chocolate).

These cookies sound good.  Real good.  I'm unsure about the mint; I've never baked with mint extract. (That could of course be a lie, since I was sure I hadn't baked cookies in, and I quote, 'forever...forever...forever'.)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Vanilla Bean Malt Cake

Tiny Dancer Bundt

Deep relaxing breath.  Now let’s begin. 
I’m trying to be all cool about baking.  It has been a little while since I’ve baked.  (Not as long a stint as the last time I had a long break.  But still long enough to make me feel anxious.)  Of course the anxiety might be from the fact that I tried making buttermilk pancakes last weekend and failed (not miserably, just noticeably.  What?)  It was a bit surprising, as I’ve made this recipe so many times, I’ve lost count.  But apparently following directions (which I have been noted to have issues with in the past) caught up with me.  Yada-yada-yada-pancakes weren’t very good.

I’m going to slowly get all the ingredients together for this simple bundt cake.  Thank the baking gods it isn’t a layer cake this week.  I would totally flop at that right now.   

But a bundt...oh I’m all over a bundt.  (Unless it doesn’t turn out…and then I’m totally going to blame the person/cat standing closest to me.)  Probably be one of the Wonder Twins. They don’t care!