This is a walnut bread. It always happens that we run out of honey when making bread. In my head, molasses is also a sticky sweet substance, so I usually top it off with that.
I was super impressed with how well it puffed up. Its proofing box magic.
These turned out a little blurry, but it looks like a legit slice of bread! With the little ridge on top and everything. Just like the professionals.
And then we made some super awesome grilled cheeses!
You know that cinnamon swirl bread with the raisins? I love that stuff. This is a little bit like a sourdough version of that. The dough has raisins and walnuts, then it is cinnamon-rolled up, and baked into bread.
The cinnamon-rolling process. I can’t resist a little taste of the cinnamon sugar.
In my head sometimes I’m like- this bread has to sit here for 30 minutes, so I might as well keep busy and make something else while I wait. Then all the sudden I am taking cookies out of the oven and trying to do 6 things at once while making a huge mess.
Can you see the swirl??
Usually muffins are more of a breakfast or snack food. But the heart wants what it wants. And who said that muffins can’t be dessert. I certainly didn’t say that.
What a happy coincidence that we happened to have 3 old bananas. Before and after pictures:
It is tradition that my ma and I bake cookies before I have to get on a plane to come back to Austin. Our way of making sure to take a little bit of home back with me. These cookies are hearty, and good at surviving in one piece, despite being shoved in a backpack, through an xray machine, and under a seat. Good little travel companions that smell like Christmas.
Nothing makes me feel more domestic than a fresh batch of banana muffins. They smell like home.
These ones have walnuts and chocolate chips from my mom’s recipe. I have been trying to find like a banana oatmeal or something like that. Do you have any good banana bread recipes?