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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dresdens and Bananas

Yesterday I fooled around with the Dresden placement. I tried it this way and that. Remember that all this was all to be done with jelly rolls and layer cakes cuts. Placement 1. I didn't like this as much. So after moving the squares around, and forgetting to take a picture, I ended up with .....
Placement 3. This I liked better, but there is still something missing. I love almost all the fabrics, there are 2 I don't care for with the rest. So I think I will stop by the fabric store today and see what I can find. My thought is to see if I can find a dark piece that will be my centers and maybe a sashing between the light and dark fabrics. We will see if I can find anything that has this soft faded look. In reality the colors blend together, in the pictures the colors look fabulous.
Last night I stitched down almost all the plates. Today while I run my Mother on her errands, I will sewn down the last one. While I was sewing, I took a break to make the house smell good.
What do you get from all these ingredients?
Some of the best banana bread ever. Can't you just smell it? Nice soft middle and crisp crust. I'm a crust girl, I don't care what kind of bread it is, I always eat the crust first and sometimes only. This is a recipe I got off the box of brown sugar years ago. I've always used it and have always been happy with the results.

1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of soft butter
2 eggs
3 to 4 very ripe bananas, the riper the better
2 cups flour
3 ts. baking powder
1/2 salt
1/2 chopped walnuts
Mix together, pour it pan, bake at 350 for about 60 minute or until toothpick comes out clean.

So find some ugly old bananas and have a go, you won't be disappointed.
Take care, Brandie


Julia said...

Brandie, the Dresdens are looking fabulous, I love the colours!
Will try that cake, looks so yummy!
Thank you.
Julia ♥

ranette said...

Brandie!!! My goodness girl, you are busy, busy!

I love the Dresdens....and I think you've done a terrific job on them.

I may have to try you banana bread recipe. I always use my Grandma's, but this one looks really good and I too love the crust!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh that looks sooo good.