January 25, 2009

Wishing for Summer

It is so cold in New York right now, and all I can think about is when summer will come . . .
(photo of my trip to Spain in august last year)

January 15, 2009

Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

This isn't the recipe I used, but I can't find it online, so this will be close, I'm sure :) Also I added peanuts instead of walnuts or pecans!

January 4, 2009

Website Relaunch




www.alanakdavis.com
With a new year ahead, I thought this is the perfect time to relaunch my website with some new work and a new design.


January 1, 2009

Post Cards for Sale

I've made some simple Blank Postcards. They are up and for sale in my Etsy Shop. I have a few other things on their way.