SWEET TREATS
Bye bye Banana Bread. 2020 is the year of the Pumpkin Bread. It is lightly sweet with a soft and impossibly light crumb and hints of warm spices. Top it with cream cheese and a matcha sprinkle if you are feeling fancy.
1 1/2 hour
Serves 8
1 1/2 hour
Serves 8
Hello, Luise here with a little weekend treat for you all.
Banana Bread is one of our favorite cakes to whip up but this winter we have been playing around with pumpkin purée instead of ripe bananas and we think you should try it too. We call it Pumpkin Bread (although it’s obviously a cake). It has a sweet taste but not overly so, with a soft and impossibly light crumb and hints of warm spices coming through. It is great sliced and eaten plain. Is even better toasted with yogurt and nut butter slathered on top. And if you wanna play it fancy (you do!), may we suggest topping it with a cream cheese sprinkled with matcha powder to make it next level pretty and tasty.
David would like to add that matcha has a pretty earthy flavor so if you are not used to it, try a little bit before covering the entire cake with it. Matcha is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves and David is NOT its biggest fan. So when he makes this cake he just sprinkles a little bit on for looks and mixes the matcha with powdered sugar to round off the flavor. But he is a wimp! I love matcha and prefer it straight up with just a little maple syrup added to the cream cheese. And if not for the flavor, you could add a little sprinkle for the look of it.
Hope you give it a try and let us know what you think!
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