It’s funny how family jokes evolve.
Recently, the kiddo and I baked together, making the Choco-bana bread from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking cookbook along with the banana bars from her more recent Baking Chez Moi. We had some bananas to use! As we enjoyed the fruits of our labor–particularly those banana bars which are a layer of banana brownie, topped with a ganache-ish layer of melted chocolate, topped with a sprinkling of chopped salted and dry-roasted peanuts–we decided that we would tell Daddy that they were just terrible. I mean, they were so horrible he really didn’t even need to try them; we’d take them off his hands, no problemo. We giggled together enjoying those delicious treats.
When Daddy got home and saw the baked goods, the kiddo ran over to him and said, “Daddy! we made bars and choco-bana bread and it TASTES LIKE WORMS!” Thus, a family joke was born.
A week or so later, when I made the Indian cheese bread, she and Daddy were watching a movie while I put dinner together. I made the naan as a pre-dinner snack/appetizer. After they had a taste, the kiddo came to the kitchen door and said, “Mommy! This bread? It tastes like worms! and it stinks!”
Rare praise in this house.
I saw everyone’s reactions to the extra edition and I didn’t have time to make it. I have not been galvanized, shall we say. This recipe, though? DANG. It was good. I chuckled at the Laughing Cow cheese, wondering why the heck I should ever buy it, but once I made the recipe, I understood that texture is absolutely necessary. I used the cheddar version as that was the only “plain” and non-lowfat variety at the store. It was fine, but I could see how a more mozzarrella-ish flavor would work better.
This will definitely be a repeat in this house. And I’d like to report that we saved leftovers in a ziploc in the fridge overnight, and they were still good 24 hours later (not even heated up!).