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From The Pastry Dungeon: Banana Oatmeal Bread

One of the downsides to being a pastry chef is fighting for oven space, especially when that surprise brunch service comes around. One way I deal with it is doing this make-ahead banana oatmeal bread. Like many baked goods, it actually benefits from a chilling period (freezing included), though you may not be able to resist this fluffy-yet-hearty quickbread straight from the oven. More

Pie of the Week: Banana Cream Pie

Have you ever watched someone take their first bite of banana cream pie? They taste. Their eyelashes flutter closed. They sigh. They moan. And then, they dive in for more. It's downright risqué. In fact, the only thing better than eating banana cream pie might be making one, knowing that you'll be bringing happiness and pleasure to the world. More

Bake the Book: Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Banana Buttercream

For our second foray into the world of whoopies I was all set to share a classic chocolate cake-vanilla butter cream filled pie from Sarah Billingsley's and Amy Treadwell's Whoopie Pies. That was until I glanced over at the bananas sitting on my kitchen counter creeping into past-their-prime territory. Chocolate and banana in whoopie form? Yup, that sounded like an even tastier plan. More

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