There was no Corned Beef and Cabbage at our house today, as Rob doesn't care for Corned Beef. I love Corned Beef, as does my brother. I am thinking I am going to have to make it and have him for lunch some day so I can have my "fill" and he his ... lol.
However, there was something being made in my kitchen today. I tried out a new recipe I had found on Pinterest at Ally's Kitchen for a "Mascarpone Flax Banana Nut Bread". I had picked up some Mascarpone Cheese when I was in Owen Sound the other day at the No Frills store for $7.99, opposed to Foodland's price of $9.99. A two dollar savings is two more dollars in my pocket, since I was going right by the No Frills store anyhow ..... and after making and tasting this bread, I have no regrets about paying the $7.99 for the cheese !
This bread is so moist and tasty I can not "NOT" share it, as you know me and sharing???? Here it is ....
Recipe Source: www.allyskitchen.com
Yields: 2 regular loaves or 3 small loaves
Preheat Oven to 350*F
What you need:
¾ cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp sea salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups ground flax
2 cups whole wheat (or white) all-purpose flour
4-6 large to medium well-ripened mashed bananas
12 TB softened/room temperature butter
3 beaten eggs
1 ½ tsp vanilla
8 oz mascarpone
¾ cup milk
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts (I like nuts!)
What you do:
In large mixing bowl, combine first 8 ingredients: sugar, cinnamon, allspice, salt, baking powder, baking soda, flax and flour. Mix ingredients together.
Fill loaf pan(s) (or muffin tins) three quarters full. Bake approximately 50=60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out basically clean. (Muffins will cook quicker.) Allow to cool on rack for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
I will definitely be keeping an eye on Ally's Kitchen to see what other Bold & Bohemian Recipes she's got cooking and baking in her kitchen, as I don't want to miss another one if it is like this one I made today !!! Thanks Ally !
Speaking of thanking others, Mrs. Thrifty is having a Birthday give-away over at her place with the draw tomorrow morning, so anyone else who has their own "blog" drop on over to see her at: http://craftthriftandlove.blogspot.ca/2012/03/free-free-free.html
Thanks for posting a "Free, Free Free", Mrs. Thrifty ! ... and for you and all my British friends, a very "Happy Mother's Day" tomorrow !!!
After all this baking and taste testing was over, it was time to think about some Dinner. Leftover chicken needed using up, so it was an Easy Peasy as 1-2-3 Biquick Chicken Pot Pie for today.
On that note, I think I will call it and night by doing a "jig" straightway to my bed very shortly here, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".