First I want to try and explain the fleur de lis napkin fold
It is explained with a diagram here...better than I could do it!
I hope that works!
You have to use a napkin that has some body to it...
Brown Bananas ..we all get them!
Pump up your Banana Bread with a crumb topping....
In a loaf pan..
In mini heart pans with removable bottoms...
I liked the way the crumb looked on the bottom better...
And in a molten lava cupcake type pan..
This recipe from Food Network is close to what I use...I add a splash of OJ, and sometimes yogurt instead of the milk..
There are tons of recipes....the key is REALLY ripe bananas to get the flavor..
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.
Better the next day if you can wait!
I love fresh pears. and they were on sale....
I used my lattice tool, the one used to make Caged Pears....you can see them in the side bar.
I made this tart in a square pan with removable bottom...puff pastry from the freezer of your local market...
Peel and slice 4 large pears
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
Brush the bottom crust with preserves...I used Mango....I know, how exotic, :)
you can use apricot, etc..
line the pear slices in the pan
brush again with preserves...
Apply the latticed crust..
Brush with egg wash and a bit more preserves, and bake..
Our table tonight...we had rib roast, baked potato and vegetable...you all know what that looks like, so I will spare you..
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
See you tomorrow...