Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie To Go

I would be happy to say that I’ve discovered the world’s best and most perfect smoothie recipe, and share that recipe with you.  But the truth is that I don’t think such a recipe exists.  Your perfect smoothie is a combination of what you’re in the mood for and what you have in the kitchen.  But I’ll tell you how I make my favorite breakfast smoothie.

It starts with a frozen banana, which are never in short supply in my freezer.  I don’t even do anything to prepare them after they’ve gone all spotty-brown on the kitchen counter.  They get tossed in the freezer peel and all.  When I’m ready to make a smoothie, or even Dorie’s yummy banana Bundt cake, I plop them in the microwave about 30 seconds.  Then I just barely slice lengthwise down the peel, open it up, and cut the fruit into a few chunks.  Ready. [Read more…]


Classic Banana Bundt Cake


Do you know who Dorie Greenspan is?  She is one cool baker lady.  She has way of writing instructions that makes you feel like you can conquer anything in the kitchen.  And listening to her speak is even better. She occasionally comes on The Splendid Table podcast as a guest to promote a new book or talk about some baking project.  I could listen to her talk about baking all day long. 


I’ve been baking this cake from her book, Baking: From My Home To Yours, for years.  It’s moist and packed full of banana flavor.  No fancy ingredients are required, so if you always have over-ripe bananas in your freezer like I do, it never involves a trip to the store in advance.  It travels well, so I’ve brought it work many times for a Friday treat, and people are always happy to see it.  Her recipe in the book suggests topping it with a lemon glaze, but I’ve never tried it that way.  It’s delicious on its own or with a little powdered sugar dusted on top. 

This recipe was picked by Mary from The Food Librarian back in 2009 for Tuesdays with Dorie.  TWD is a group of dedicated bloggers who baked and blogged their way through the entire recipe book cover to cover.  [Read more…]

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