Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite Food Groups...

Favorite food groups...

That, can make you think for a moment. What are food groups? And what are my favorite?

Is beer in any food group B.D.?

Jethro my friend, beer fits into them all. So don't worry about that...

What are food groups? Well, it's pretty simple.

Grains (that's how beer made it into the food group)
Cheeze Whiz
Potato chips
Peanut butter
Hot sauce
BBQ sauce

That makes up your major food groups.

I don't see chocolate covered strawberries or bananas, is there not a food group for them B.D.?

Why yes there is Jethro. How could I have forgotten the most important food group of them all?


Here's a recipe that incorporates some of these food groups.

Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Banana Upside-Down Cake
From Food & Wine

3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for the pan
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup milk
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 bananas, halved lengthwise

Preheat the oven to 350o F and lightly butter the sides of a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt.

In a standing electric mixer fitted with the paddle, beat 2 sticks of the butter with the granulated sugar at medium speed until very fluffy; 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla. In 3 alternating batches, beat in the flour mixture and the milk. Transfer one-fourth of the batter to the medium bowl and stir in the melted chocolate. Beat the peanut butter into the remaining batter.

In a small bowl, blend the remaining stick of butter with the brown sugar and spread it in the baking dish. Arrange the bananas, cut side down, in the dish.

Spoon dollops of the peanut butter batter into the dish and fill in the gaps with the chocolate batter. Gently swirl the batters together with a table knife.

Set a baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven and bake the cake on the center rack for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a platter.

Let the cake cool slightly, then cut into squares and serve. The unmolded cake can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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