Showing posts with label sundae. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sundae. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Banana Bread Sundae from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl aka Avery:

I was starving for a quickie afternoon snack and in desperate need of spoiling myself. Ever felt like that?

I scoured the refrigerator but nothing was whetting my appetite. I had banana bread on hand. Okay, great, I thought. With a cup of coffee. Fine. But it wasn't wowing me and I needed to be wowed, so then I thought, hmmm, what about a sundae. I have all the fixings.

So here's an idea, in case you need some inspiration to make a sundae of your own so you can spoil yourself.

What do you have on hand?

Get the prettiest sundae cup you can find.

Cut up cookies or whatever you like and let's get started.


Whipped cream. Spritz some in your glass.

Now, cut up your bread or cookie and put it on the whipped cream.

Drizzle with your favorite syrup. I used Hershey's chocolate.

Spritz more whipped cream.

Now add a scoop of ice cream. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with more syrup. Voila!

Here's the recipe for my banana bread, if you want to get started!


4 tablespoon oil

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg plus 2 egg whites

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon Alcohol-free Vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup sweet rice flour

¼ cup soy flour

¼ cup potato starch

¼ cup tapioca starch

½ teaspoon xanthan gum

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ cup chocolate chips or nuts (if desired)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In bowl, mix oil, sugar, eggs, bananas, vanilla, milk, vinegar.

Add in flours, starches, xanthan gum, cinnamon and baking soda.

Stir well.  If desired, add chocolate chips or nuts.

Pour into 9x5 loaf pan rubbed with oil.  Bake for 45- 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Savor the mystery and say cheese!
Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome, Guest author Kate Carlisle! BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERIES

Séance Sundaes from Kate Carlisle, Author of 
Kate Carlisle is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile Mystery series. The latest Bibliophile Mystery is PERIL IN PAPERBACK, available now wherever paperbacks or ebooks are sold. The Bibliophile Mystery series follows book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to restore classic texts to their former glory, and to solve the contemporary murders that are linked to each book.

PERIL IN PAPERBACK takes place in the mountains outside Tahoe, at a weeklong house party hosted by eccentric billionaire Grace Crawford. Grace, like every good hostess, wants to be sure that her guests don’t get bored, so she has arranged a few surprises. Games… multi-course meals prepared by a fabulous chef… a séance… and to top it all off, she’ll do a reading from the tell-all book she’s written that reveals her family and friends’ darkest secrets.

But on the first night of the party, during the séance, a storm hits and the lights go out. Heavy footsteps pound outside the door. A glass shatters. At first, Brooklyn Wainwright thinks it’s all part of the show. But when the lights flicker back on, one of the guests is dead.
And now they’re all trapped by the snowstorm with a murderer… and a corpse.

When I was invited as a guest here at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, I thought about that séance, and I asked myself, If I were dead, what would tempt me back from the dead?

The answer, of course, is chocolate. More specifically, brownie sundaes with a special kick of heat that might just jolt your heart back to life. I served these recently to a foodie friend – a woman with a very sophisticated palate – and she said it was the best dessert she had ever eaten. She was shocked when I told her that it started with a box mix. What can I say? I don’t cook!

Séance Sundaes with Resuscitation Brownies and Hot-as-Hell Hot Fudge

Resuscitation Brownie ingredients:
Your favorite brownie recipe… mine was a box of Duncan Hines. You can make yours from scratch if you want (show off)
1 t cinnamon
1 jalapeno, seeds removed
Half of a 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses

Mix the brownie ingredients as normal, then stir in the cinnamon, minced jalapeno, and the Hershey’s Kisses, each cut in half. (You could use dark chocolate chips, to save yourself the trouble of unwrapping each Kiss and cutting it in half. However, I have a soft spot for Hershey’s Kisses, since they were responsible for saving Brooklyn’s life in ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE.) Bake according to package – I mean recipe – directions.

Hot-as-Hell Hot Fudge Ingredients:
Half of a 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate Hershey’s Kisses
2 T butter
¼ t cayenne pepper
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 t vanilla

Melt the Kisses and butter in a double boiler. Or if, like me and the rest of the regular world, you don’t have a double boiler, then melt them in the microwave on low power at 30-second increments. Stir in cayenne and sweetened condensed milk. Heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

To make the Séance Sundae, put a warm brownie in each bowl. Top with ice cream, hot fudge, and chopped nuts.

Enjoy!  So who likes what on a sundae???