I watched Rocky with my kids last night. I saw Rocky in movie theatres when I was their age. Do the math.
Anyhow, it got me thinking about the whole Fedora look.
Don Draper. (He gets a HUGE image because he is HUGELY fabulous)
Kermit rocks a fedora.
Wonka has some insight.
Might have benefitted from a Fedora.
What most people look like whilst wearing a fedora.
Ah, Hipster wannabe.
Let’s not forget The Gloved One.
Okay, enough of that.
Now, Hats off to King Arthur Flour for some amazing Banana Crunch Cake.
Think banana bread chock full of chocolate chips, toffee bits and nuts all crowned with the most delectable crunchy topping.
Call it cake.
The recipe is from a Whole Wheat Cookbook.
Call it healthy.
Banana Crunch Cake
Ingredients for cake batter:
1 cup (120g) oat flour (or ground oats)
1 cup (120g) whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup (132g) packed light or dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup (225g) mashed banana (2 large or 3 medium)
1/2 cup (109g) plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup (168g) chocolate or toffee chips (I used half of each…highly recommended)
Ingredients for crunch topping:
3/4 cup (60g) old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup (66g) packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup (30g) chopped pecans or walnuts
1. Grease and flour an 8-inch-square pan. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Whisk the flours, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl between additions.
4. Mix in half the dry ingredients until moistened, then mix in the bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then add the remaining dry ingredients, the nuts, chocolate chips and toffee bits mixing until evenly moistened.
5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
6. Make the topping. Combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small mixing bowl until well blended. Stir in the melted butter until the moisture forms large crumbs; stir in the chopped nuts. Sprinkle the topping over the batter in the pan.
7. Bake until the edges pull away from the pan and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and place on a rack to cool for 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm with ice cream or cool completely before eating. Absolutely delicious on its own.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Flour Cooking Book
Doesn’t take me long to fill up my playlists with Scottish bands. I haven’t played FOUND here, which is a huge omission.
Medley offers you up a flavor of the fun, different sound of FOUND. Melodic, sometimes veering off into the strange, and peppered with those tidbits of Hoovered up “dirty noise” that they like to include in their songs.
FOUND-Medley (Toad Session)
Of course, Anti Climb Paint would have to be my favorite FOUND song. Not only is it a cracking tune, but they are SINGING IN THE KITCHEN! Well, the bakery. Same difference. LOVE this video.
And did you see those chocolate records? Well, FOUND actually did make records out of chocolate with the help of chocolatier Ben Milne.
You have to watch this video on how the edible chocolate records were created. Fantastic.
Check out FOUND on the Website, where you can also buy (and sometimes eat) their music.
If you live in Scotland, or can get there this week, #UNRAVEL is in its final week as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art at Arch 24/ SWG3. #UNRAVEL, a collaboration between FOUND and Aidan Moffat, is “a collection of devices making up a gallery-based, reactive sound installation, through which the audience will attempt to unravel the truth about The Narrator’s life by playing records from his collection.”
That sounds so cool. Learn more and check out a descriptive video here.