I love to bake. In fact, throughout the years, I've gotten really good at it. But one thing I don't do is create my own recipes.
Yesterday I was going through my pantry and decided to put my skills to the test. I pulled out every item that could quite possibly be used in baking a sweet, decadent dessert. I even raided my fridge and leftover coffee from my morning brew.
The end result—a concoction of the sweetest goodness, I now call my own.
I created a super-simple, easy to make version of Banana Nut, Coffee Crumble. It has the density of a banana nut cake with the after flavor of sweet coffee and sugar crumbles. You'll love it.
DIRECTIONS: Separate egg yolks/egg whites. Using a mixer, puree egg whites, set aside. In a separate bowl. Beat yolks. Add flour, sugar, banana, cocoa powder, coffee to yolks. Fold-in pureed egg whites into mix. Bake 375° for 25 minutes.
You'll need: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1 banana, ripe, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup coffee, brewed.
CRUMBLE: Incorporate all dry ingredients, mix well. Add butter; combine together until you get a consistency of a crumble base. Spread the crumble mix over a cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Set aside. Once your cake is baked, sprinkle crumbles over the top.
You'll need: 1/3 cup butter, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup cold water.