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!
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....