Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Important Notice!!! Banana Nut Bread Cobbler EDITED!!

Okay! I'm human. Yes! Seriously. I know. It's hard for me to believe too. And Yes! I do make mistakes. Just like the one where I forgot an ingredient in my Banana Nut Bread Cobbler recipe. gasp!!!!!

Please forgive this error. I must send a special thank you to one wonderful reader who has my back and let me tell ya, the girl can see like an eagle. WOW!!!!

Paloma at THE COFFEE SHOP posted a comment on my recipe and said she saw that my photo looks like it has oatmeal in the cobbler. She is totally right and again WOW!!! Great eyes but of course she did not see it in the recipe.

Thank YOU Paloma!!!!

I edited the post and the recipe is now correct. whew...close one.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Banana Nut Bread "Cobbler"

Do you enjoy banana nut bread?  I love making it during the holidays.  My usual routine starts sometime in late October and continues until January ans sometimes February. I have made as many as 300 loaves of Banana bread for one customer before! 
Now how about cobbler's? Do you like those too? I am in love with my version of peach cobbler. Just smelling the aroma of peaches and cinnamon bubbling makes my taste buds do a happy dance.
I use a version of the "Quick Cobbler" recipe that most are familiar with and just do my own thing with it.
  So getting to my point about all of this.  The other day I was reading in my Southern Living magazine and came across a recipe for Banana Bread Cobbler. Wow! I had never really thought about this before. It sounds delicious doesn't it. Well let me just tell y'all...IT IS!!!
I have even added the recipe for you. I did a little tweaking on it too.

Banana Bread Cobbler

1 cup Self Rising Flour
1 stick butter (melted)
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
pinch of salt
4 Medium Ripe Bananas

Streusel Topping

1 cup regular oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter (softened)
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl add the flour and sugar and salt. Whisk to remove lumps. Add the milk and whisk until blended and the butter and mix gently. Pour into a greased 9x12 baking pan or casserole dish.
Slice bananas and place on top of the cobbler mixture.

Mix together all of the streusel topping mixture until crumbly. 

Sprinkle over the bananas and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Would you like a bite? 

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bake Sale for Haiti Relief

Good Morning to all of my wonderful readers. I have some very exciting news to share with you. As you all know of the horrific tragedy that has taken place in Haiti and the major relief that is so needed there; A special lady, Diane of My Chic Life has put together a virtual bake sale in hopes to raise funds for  this relief. There are 65 bakers/bloggers that are participating in this event and you as our readers are our biggest helpers. Each baker will have an awesome baked item(s) that they will ship to the highest bidder. Can you believe there are 65 delicious treats to choose from and bid on? There are even gluten free and vegan items.
So on Wednesday hop on over to the link below and place your bid. You get the sweet satisfaction of special baked treats and knowing that you are helping others in need. All of the funds raised will go to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
Haiti Bake Sale Bid Page

Want to know what I am baking so you can bid on my treats?
Well here you go:
A cookie variety from "The Cookie Girl's" specialty menu. The winning bidder get's to choose his/her cookie flavors from my menu. They will be baked fresh, packaged beautifully and shipped the same day for freshness. I will even gift wrap them if you want to give them as a gift.
I look forward to seeing this awesome event take place and can't wait to see how much is raised. Good Luck to you all and THANK YOU for supporting this great cause.

The Cookie Girl