Chez charles_ egg bake, cinnamon scones, banana mini-muffins, blackberry puree

Wow, I really didn’t mean to take a whole week off of this blog! Last Sunday was, of course, Easter, and we had a quiet morning in with just my wife and son. Glaze for banana bread Then I was in NYC all week for a conference, and was too busy to get my recipes to you!

So today I’ll post a couple meals from Easter – one more traditional than the other. Banana bread recipe with nuts This posting is about our Easter Brunch, but you could serve this for any special breakfast or brunch. Banana bread topping ideas The center point is the egg bake, which is one of the most delicious breakfast entrees I’ve ever run across.


Banana bread topping It was taught to me by my cousin, Jack Riebel, Executive Chef at the Dakota and one of the most talented chefs in Minneapolis.

We used Neuske’s hickory-smoked bacon for this meal, which makes the whole house smell like a wood-fire, which I completely adore. Banana bread recipe bread maker You could use any breakfast meat you prefer, or omit it as desired, of course.

1 loaf yeasty, dense French bread (I use A Toast to Bread brand)

1 small bunch fresh arugula (you could substitute spinach), well-rinsed and dried

Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees. Banana foster bread Slice the bread into 3/4″ slices and arrange in a single layer on a sheet pan. Topping for banana bread Bake until dried out and a bit crunchy on the surface, but not browned. Banana bread without baking powder Remove from oven to cool.

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, cream, half-and-half, nutmeg, cayenne, pepper and salt until well-blended. How to make vegan banana bread Taste for salt (sorry, you’ll have to risk salmonella…this has to be tasted to get the salt right). Banana bread using cake mix It should be pleasantly salty, but not overly-so. Banana bread using applesauce Start with less and add. Banana bread using oil Set aside.

With the butter, generously grease a flat-bottomed (not bowl-shaped) casserole pan that is roughly 8″x12″. Bananas foster bread pudding (9″x13″ is a little too large.) I use a ceramic oval gratin. Banana bread with yogurt recipe Arrange the bread slices on the bottom to completely cover. Banana bread with yogurt and applesauce Next arrange arugula leaves in a single layer to completely cover the bread. Banana bread with yogurt and oil Arrange the tomato slices to completely cover the arugula. Banana nut bread beer Spread the grated cheese all over the tomatoes. Banana nut bread calories Pour the egg mixture all over the cheese.

Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Banana nut bread with chocolate chips Uncover and bake until well-browned and set (test by gently jiggling), about 20 minutes more. Banana nut bread healthy Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes. Banana nut bread cake Cut into serving-sized pieces and serve warm.

~1 T turbinado (or so-called “raw” or demerara) sugar – large, brownish crystals

I adapted this recipe from the Joy of Cooking. Banana nut bread pioneer woman It’s absolutely simple, and absolutely delicious. Banana nut bread with buttermilk The cream supplies all the moisture and fat needed. Easy banana bread no eggs I also use a non-stick mini-scone pan I bought from Williams-Sonoma that requires no greasing and wipes clean with a damp cloth after use.

Preheat oven to 425. How to make banana bread pudding Mix all dry ingredients except turbinado sugar in a medium bowl. How to make banana bread without eggs Stir in cream and mix thoroughly. Banana nut bread recipe healthy Dough will be stiff. Healthy banana bread muffins If using mini-scone pan, divide dough in half and continue dividing until you have 16 pieces. Best banana bread recipe uk Press each into a section of the pan, spreading into the corners. Best banana bread recipe sour cream If not using a scone pan, divide dough into 8 equal sections. Banana bread with sour cream martha stewart Form into rough triangles on a cookie sheet (greased, if not non-stick). Banana bread with sour cream and chocolate chips For both methods, sprinkle dough with the turbinado sugar and bake until light-golden colored, about 12-15 minutes. Banana bread with sour cream and brown sugar Do not over-cook or they’ll dry out. Banana bread nutrition facts Immediately remove to a cooling rack for about 2 minutes, then place in a basket or on a serving plate. Healthy banana bread with greek yogurt Serve warm.

These scones are fantastic when they’re fresh and warm. Moist banana bread muffins They’ll keep sealed in a plastic bag for a couple days, but they are not nearly as good. Banana nut bread moist Reheat them a bit in the microwave or in a warm oven.

1 c. Easy banana bread recipe uk walnut pieces, optional (for extra flavor, roast the walnuts in a 250-degree oven for 10 minutes before using)

(if you add these last 2 ingredients, the yield increases by about 25%)

Pre-heat oven to 350. Banana bread recipe with sour cream and brown sugar Grease muffin or loaf pan(s) with cooking spray (I use pure canola).

Cream butter and sugar together together until well-blended. Banana loaf with chocolate chips Stir in egg. Gluten free banana chocolate chip bread Stir in banana. Moist banana chocolate chip bread Stir in baking powder, baking soda and salt, being careful not to let any get stuck to the sides of the bowl. Healthy chocolate chip banana bread Stir in flour, alternating with sour cream. Banana bread without nuts Last, add chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.

Scoop batter into prepare pan(s). Healthy banana chocolate chip bread For muffins, fill 2/3rds full. Banana nut chocolate chip bread Bake muffins until golden-brown – about 20-25 minutes for mini-muffins, 30-40 minutes for large muffins. Banana walnut chocolate chip bread Bake loaf 50-60 minutes until it test done with a toothpick (insert into center and remove – no batter should stick to toothpick).

Remove to a wire rack to cool. Best banana bread muffins Serve warm. Banana bread muffins healthy (Warm banana-chocolate chip muffins are divine.) Stores well for up to 5 days sealed in plastic – allow to cool completely before wrapping/bagging.

Cut the end off of one blackberry and taste for sweetness. Vegan chocolate chip banana bread Halve the blackberries lengthwise and put in a small saucepan. Chocolate chip banana bread recipe martha stewart If the blackberries are sour, add some sugar. Banana bread recipe applesauce This puree isn’t a syrup – don’t over-sweeten. Paleo banana nut bread You want just enough to compensate for the tartness in the berries. Banana nut bread recipe paula deen Add about 2 T of water. Banana bread beer recipe Place over medium-low heat until bubbling slightly, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peanut butter banana bread with chocolate chips The berries will turn from dark purple to red as they cook. Banana bread without buttermilk They’re ready when the berries are falling apart and have released their juices. Banana bread recipe muffins Keep the heat very low and add cooking time if needed. Banana bread recipe vegan Do not scald or burn.

Place a fine-meshed sieve over a small bowl, and pour the blackberries into the sieve. Banana bread muffins with chocolate chips Using the back of a spoon, mash and scrape the berries, forcing the juice and pulp through the mesh until what remains is mostly seeds. Banana bread muffins uk Keeping the sieve over the bowl, rinse the spoon, then carefully lift the sieve and scrape the puree from the bottom – more puree will be clinging there. Banana bread recipe with cream cheese Stir the puree and taste. Banana cake without baking soda It should be mild, slightly sweet, and velvety.

Place all remaining fruit in a serving bowl, pour over the puree and gently toss to coat. Banana bread chocolate chip muffins Serve.

This is a tough meal to time if you have a single oven, because everything needs to bake. Banana bread with almond flour I have a double-oven Viking range, which helps a lot. Banana muffins with chocolate chips Lacking this luxury, I would make the banana muffins first, then the egg bake, then the scones last. Banana bread with almond meal Have the scones ready to bake when you remove the egg bake from the oven (but remember to turn up the heat). Gluten free banana bread almond meal Since the egg bake has to rest, things work pretty well.

The blackberry puree can be done up to 1 day in advance. Gluten free banana bread almond flour Refrigerate if not used within 4 hours.

Berry purees are delicious and simple to make. Banana bread recipe walnuts Do not use a blender or food processor! Use the technique I’ve described above. How to make healthy banana bread It works for raspberries, blueberries and strawberries as well, though strawberry seeds are so fine, you will get some seeds unless you use a very fine mesh. Banana bread mini muffins In addition to using them as a fruit sauce, they are delicious on ice cream or other desserts, swirled into cocktails, or even drizzled over some meat dishes or thick soups (though fruit reductions are better for this use…see my posting in a couple days!).

Another technique in this posting is the making of what is really a savory egg custard. Banana bread brown sugar Custards are mixtures of eggs and cream, baked until set. Moist banana cake recipe with oil The egg-to-cream ratio will vary depending upon the recipe – here it is nearly 50/50. Banana loaf recipe with oil For a creme brulee or ice cream, typically only yolks are used and the cream-to-egg ratio is higher. Banana cake recipe with oil not butter In this dish, an eggier flavor is desired.

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