09 December 2013

Crazy Penny

Risking frostbitten toes this morning, I managed to take a photo of my finished Penny Patchwork quilt top. 


The recipe is from the Penny Patch Quilt-along at Stitched in Color.  Because of the scrappy nature of my version, it looks a little crazy.  But my family loves it.  There was a chorus of "oooh... pretty!" from my children, and my husband declared it his favorite of all the quilts I've made so far.

And speaking of recipes, I made this little gem yesterday.   


I saw a picture of a chocolate-glazed banana cake at JulieLou, and Julie was kind enough to share with me the recipe she used.  The only modification I made to was to replace 1/4 cup of white sugar with brown sugar to make it a little richer.  I would have added walnuts, but the littlest one has a nut allergy.  I used this recipe for chocolate glaze, but replaced the water with milk, then added a couple of ounces of melted milk chocolate.  Divine.

5 comments:

  1. Your penny patch quilt is so cute! It really makes me smile! :)

    Oooooooh, your banana cake sounds delicious. I very much approve of the substitutions you made -- I'm tired of seeing people making recipes healthier. Bleah. Brown sugar == yay! Milk instead of water == more yay! And buuuuuutter! :D

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  2. Gotta love the crazy colours!

    I'll pass on the cake though with my banana allergy ;o)

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  3. Love your bright and scrappy quilt. Your cake looks better than mine - my husband always substitutes brown sugar instead of white when he bakes, seems to make everything slightly caramelised.

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  4. Totally love this happy scrappy version! Especially those bright blue with red birds :)

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