dinsdag 17 februari 2009

TWD Rewind: Black and White Banana Loaf plus a Pay it Forward Giveaway

First of all let me apologize to those of you that came here today looking for
Devils Food White Out Cake that was picked as this weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie
by Stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater. I didn't make it....

I hope to be making this recipe someday in the near future, as it is featured on the cover of Baking from my Home to Yours, but for now I couldn't.
I was missing one essential tool for this recipe: a thermometer that reaches up to
180 degrees Celsius and my budget was too tight to buy one this week.
So I asked our allmighty TWD-leader Laurie if I could please do a rewind.
Lucky for me her answer was:


Feel free to do a rewind. No worries there.
Thanks for asking in advance though, I appreciate it!

xo~ Laurie

So this week I made the Black and White Banana Loaf (pages 232 of 'Baking from my Home to Yours' by Dorie Greenspan) that was made by my fellow TWDers earlier and picked by Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen for the 5th of August 2008. The recipe can be found here.

I substituted the nutmeg with cinnamon and added 1/3 cup of
toasted pecans to the chocolate mixture.

I accidentally ended up with a bit more than half of the batter mixed up with chocolate,
which is why my loaf is so dark.

Also I had way too much fun swirling and got carried away,
so the marble effect is a bit lost due to over-swirling...

O well... At least it tasted great! Can´t wait to let my coworkers try this one tomorrow!

A while ago I saw a post over at Natalia's blog about a giveaway called Pay it Forward.
I entered, thinking I would never win since I never do win anything, but guess what... I won!

I thought Natalia's explanation of the giveaway was perfect, so I just copied an pasted it here.....
I did change the dates ;)

There are so many lovely giveaways in blogland, bloggers eagerly commenting and abuzz with the excitement of winning an unexpected gift, but that’s it. Someone wins, and then the generosity comes to a screeching halt and we go on with our lives. Nice, but lacking in momentum.

This giveaway is a little different, however, because the “receivers” are also to become “givers”, if you will. In fact, that’s the most important rule of the game…

The rules are simple: I will send three people who leave a comment on this post a handmade gift within the next 365 days. I am willing to post anywhere in the world, so don’t let that stop you from commenting.

The catch is that you must have a blog and be willing to do the same thing….
The original rules stipulate that it’s to be the first three to leave comments are to win
a little love, but I don’t so much like that because it makes it seem all “rush rush”
and “hurry” and “let’s be in a race to be winners!”, and this isn’t about competition or running
to beat anything or anyone.

So I'll randomly select three winners out of the ones who will answer to my post by February 20st at 23.59 Amsterdam time and I'll announce the winners February 21st.

P.S. Check out my new blog: My Sewing Adventures....

19 opmerkingen:

Steph zei

Marthe, sorry you couldn't do the cake, but the loaf looks good. I've never made anything with swirls in it, it must be so much fun!

natalia zei

Well I know I shouldn't write here....I already went on your new blog but it was too early !!!Super banana cake ! And if you find a thermometer and a birthday make the devil cake it's wonderful !!

Marie zei

Marthe, your banana loaf looks excellent. I remember that we really liked this loaf when we made it. Even though it was chocolate and Todd doesn't do chocolate, he did like this. I suppose because it wasn't too chocolaty! I love the idea of paying it forward. What a wonderful concept!

Pamela zei

I think your B&W banana cake looks great. The marbling looks lovely. Great job!

n.o.e zei

Marbling that loaf was a lot of fun - I can see how you could get carried away! I'm glad you liked it and I hope your co-workers do also. The cake would be good even with another frosting.

Leslie zei

Mmm.... banana chocolate loaf. Looks delicious! You'll love the cake when you make it-it's definitely a keeper! Thanks for stopping by!

Teanna zei

I think your swirling looks fantastic! I do hope you get to make the cake soon (and seriously, the cake is the best part. I could do without the icing)!

Maria zei

I am glad you made the bread this week! It looks incredible!!

Elra zei

Actually the loaf really look delicious.

Jess zei

Glad you were able to make something else delicious - I really enjoyed the banana cake when I made it. Nice job!

Natashya zei

I love banana loaf - good choice!
Congrats on being a winner!

Jessica zei

I'm so glad that you picked the black and white banana loaf to rewind. I've been looking at this recipe in the book. Yours looks fantastic!

Peggy zei

Hey - today your blog worked! Not sure what was going on yesterday, it might have been from my end. Great job on the loaf. I had to go buy a candy thermometer too - got one at Target and it was $10! Just for that little tool. Your loaf looks so good I might have to go back and make that one again soon myself!!

The Food Librarian zei

Your loaf looks great! I hope you get to make the cake sometime...the chocolate part was good and you could frost it with something else too. I'd like a piece of your loaf, please!

Cathy zei

Great rewind! I've had my eye on that banana loaf for a while now. I've never marbled anything before. You did a great job!

pinkstripes zei

I loved the black and white banana loaf. Your's looks great.

farah zei

Your banana cake looks delicious! I hadn't joined TWD when this recipe made the rotation. I've been pondering over the recipe and now i'm glad to see how it looks and hear from you how it tastes. I shall be buying some bananas soon so that i can make this! Good job :)

TeaLady zei

Maybe you can do THIS cake on a rewind. It was pretty good. I think the idea of a pay it forward is a great idea. That is what I did when I won a prize and it made me feel good to do it.

Maris zei

I wouldn't worry about the cake being too dark - there's no such thing as too much chocolate!