Here it is Sunday night and the end of a long weekend of relaxing and family time. After doing the food shopping and a couple of errands in the cold rain today, I spent the rest of the afternoon in the kitchen. It was time to make a batch of soup for the freezer and do a bit of playing around.
I had an opened bag of fresh cranberries hanging around, and since there were no bananas for My Oldest's favorite bread I got creative. Using my recipe for Orange-y Banana Bread, I made a few substitutions based on flavors I thought would work well together. Instead of orange juice, I added POM juice. Since there were no bananas ready for baking, a cup and a half of cranberries were added. I'm still tinkering with the exact measurements.
It turned out nice and moist and very tasty. My Oldest loved it, so I made sure to save a slice for him to take to school for his morning snack tomorrow. The bread didn't rise as high as I would have liked, so some further adjustments are needed before I'll have an actual recipe to share. I also would have liked the POM juice to be a bit more pronouced than it was. I've got quite a few more bags of cranberries in my freezer, so I've got plenty to play with as I get this recipe perfected.
Looking for some other baking ideas that will please the kids on your house and the the kid inside the adults, too... then you simply must visit these blogs:
I'm wishing I lived closer to Kristen at Dine and Dish as she'll be giving pans of Caramel Rolls to friends this year. Oh, Yum!!!
Check out how easy it is to make Simply Sensational Truffles at I'm Running to Eat. I adore a chocolate truffle, and these look amazing!
The Layered Chocolate Cheesecake Bars over at Chocolate Bytes will probably add 5 pounds to my hips just from looking at the picture, but oh... I'm sure they are worth every bite!