Congrats to our banana bread contest winner
| June 06, 2009
In Kitchen Basics
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Announcing our first “random” contest winner here on Kitchen Scoop, and thanks to everyone who sent us favorite “add-ins” for banana bread recipes! An autographed hardcover copy of Desperation Entertaining! (supposedly a collector’s item) is going out to Anne Hestilow of Ocean Shores, WA. Here’s some of what we learned:
Anne likes to add cranberries and pecans to her banana bread, but we heard all sorts of flavor boosters – from chopped maraschino cherries to buttermilk, sour cream and yogurt, to rum, coconut and lime juice. Check out the comments at the end of our original blog post.
Then, from Amy in North Carolina came flaxseed and applesauce. One creative cook does a double-chocolate version with cocoa and chocolate chips. Makes us salivate just thinking about it!
If you want to check out a gazillion more ideas, go to a website called, appropriately, Banana Bread Recipes. You can also follow the blog owner, Laura West of Columbus, Ohio, on Twitter. She’s bananabreadnut (of course).
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I just want to thank you for several years of eating discovery and pleasure. My son gave me Desperation Dinners! I started out just letting the book fall open and I made whatever it fell to. Later on I started systematically going through the whole book. It took me about 3 years, but it was an exciting adventure.
--Judy Parker of Madison, AL
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