Friday, February 13, 2009

Banana Almond Dulche de Leche Bread


The dilemna...

The other day I didn't know that a pleasant surprise was waiting for me on our mailbox: my monthly paycheck. When I opened it my eyes almost dropped upon seeing how much I was paid for last month. Holy gracious! I never realised until today how generously I was paid by this company for the part-time job I am doing for them.

For the moment, I was in heaven. My stars were twinkling, I was already imagining how lavishly and stupidly I will spend this money: bags, shoes, perfume and clothes. Specially it's the "Sales" season in France. Yay! But then this euphoric moment didn't last that long when I realised that "Sales" just ended yesterday. Sigh. That came really close.

And just like Joey Tribiani, it took a while for me before I get the picture of the real problem here. Big salary is synonymous with higher tax imposed on household patrimony. Oh my, with hubby's recent salary increase and this..."He mustn't see this, I gotta burn this proof now ! "

I went to amazon.com, that's the fastest way of burning the evidence :-)

For banana lovers out there, here's my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging, that delicious blogging event created by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen now in the caring wings of Haalo of Cook Almost Anything at Once. This week's host is the lovely Cheryl of Gluten Free Goodness. Check her out for droolworthy round-up.


Banana-Almond Dulche de leche Bread
for one loaf

200 g of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 medium eggs
150 g of brown sugar
100 g of melted butter
10 g of melted butter for the baking dish
100 g of almond shivels
4 pieces of mashed over-ripe bananas
3 tablespoons of Home-made dulche de leche
a pinch of salt

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar,salt and baking powder. Break the eggs and incorporate it with the dry ingredients. Pour in the melted butter. Add the dulche de leche. Mix the bananas and almonds. Mix well. Butter your baking dish and preheat the oven at 180° celsius. Pour the mixture on the loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with some brown sugar and almonds. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. You can serve this with drizzles of dulche de leche and creme chantilly.


My other banana recipes:

Banana Chocolate Crepe
Banana Fake Tiramisu
Banana Nutella Swirl Muffin








34 comments:

mikky said...

this is a great recipe... looks so yum with the dulce de leche... i'll definitely try this... :)

Laura P. said...

OMG, this looks and sounds sooo delicious!

K and S said...

I would probably do the same thing :) This sounds and looks wonderful!

Asha said...

How beautiful! Perfect bread, D! :)

pigpigscorner said...

oo looks so moist and delicious! Look at those bananas in the bread!

haze said...

Lol the fastest way is to treat us to the restaurant for VDAY !!!

Next time when you visit me bring some of them okay :D !

Manggy said...

Amazon.fr! And then you can splurge on all the gorgeous patisserie books :) (send me the extras, just kidding!) And then you can spend the rest on dulce de leche or condensed milk. Bananas and condensed milk are a match made in heaven-- more so when the latter is caramelized, isn't it? ;)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, what a great combo! Delightful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

Dear Sis: How did you know Im CRAZY by Dulce de Leche???? ohh this look tempting so tempting!!! kissse, Gloria

Gloria said...

Buaahhh! NOW I only think in dulce de Leche!! xxxx

Joelen said...

My goodness, this looks amazing! I know that I probably wouldn't be able to finish off an entire loaf... and if you happen to have leftovers, I can totally see this transformed into a banana almond dulce de leche pread pudding... YUM!

Leslie said...

Oh my word! That looks CRAZY good!The loistness is oozing from the screen!!
Oh and if you cant figure out how to spend your money, you can always sent some my way. My husband just laid me off...yep,,you heard me right..I got laid off my my husband!!LOL

veron said...

oh my goodness...everything about this sounds delicious...banana...dulce de leche...Perfect!

Rosie said...

OMG sheer unadulterated heaven in cake form!! L-O-V-E L-O-V-E this!!

Rosie x

Jescel said...

this looks so good, dangghit! dulce de leche is dangerous.. can't stop eating once I start :o).. and for that check-- i'd love me some french francs, so send some my way :o)

Maria said...

Oh how I love dulce de leche! This looks incredible!

syrie said...

what a fantastic combination. It's perfect!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Good golly, this sounds like a knockout combination! Bananas, almonds, dulce de leche: I'm beside myself!

mikky said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!! :)

sheila said...

happy vday!!!

ano ba yang part-time na yan? nacurious tuloy ako, jobhunting ako e. hehehehe.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

3 of my favourite flavours in the same bread! That's sounds like heaven to me!

Snooky doodle said...

wow this looks dangerously delicious. I would eat half a loaf in one sitting. Ha I just posted a recipe with dulche de leche too. I ll add you to my favourites . your blog rocks :)

chumpman said...

The bread looks moist, fluffy abd yummy. So hungry and drool, can't wait to grab a big piece along with a cup of hot choco

Tartelette said...

Bravo for the extra money, it is no small thing in this economy. That means they like you and value your work...so yeah!

Now, as soon as I said the words banana bread and dulce de leche to my husband, he said "when? where?"
Sounds delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Luscious and delsih.....

Patricia Scarpin said...

I must stay away from Amazon. :D
What a gorgeous loaf - and with flavors I deeply love. YUM!

Nicisme said...

That's one amazing looking banana bread!

gourmandelise said...

Oh la la quel délice ce cake!!

Sidney said...

Seems like you are complaining because you earn too much... you can always send your paycheck to me... ;-)

Hmmm..that bread looks delicious !

noobcook said...

your bread looks really delicious and professional. Happy shopping ;)

Deborah said...

I love anything with dulce de leche!!!

Dawn said...

:::printing::::

Philo said...

Ton cake est l'air à tomber

James said...

Wow.. this looks great. Recipe also great, yummy recipe.