One of my very favorite smells in the whole world is the smell of a glass of Crown Royal Maple. Whiskey and maple together – it’s absolute heaven. My friend, Randy, set up his own little whiskey tasting for me earlier this year, and I could have easily sat there the entire time just smelling my glass of Crown Maple (and I did.. for a while.. until I drank it). It’s just as good to drink. So because I’m crazy, I bought an entire 1.75 liter bottle of Crown Maple a bit ago while there was a sale on it – you can never have enough maple deliciousness, right?! I also can’t leave well enough alone.. so I had to bake with it. And make my ENTIRE HOUSE smell like mapley whiskey goodness. Oooooh, guys. This stuff is good.
Who loves banana pancakes? Because that’s pretty much why I had to make maple banana bread. It’s like eating a banana pancake drizzled in syrup, but it’s not as messy, and there are crunchy walnuts involved.. all good things. The whiskey doesn’t hurt, either. Pretty much, this is your standard banana bread made 100 times better because of the maple (and the whiskey). [Read more...]