Thanks to Carol, from The Bake More, for her pick of Basic Marbled Loaf, found on pages 230-231 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours cookbook. Click here for the recipe.
I know you were all expecting chocolate because the ones in the book were all for things chocolate. Oh, well. Usually I stick to the recipe and make it each week as close to Dorie's rendition as I can because I am always interested in seeing what the recipe author intends before I start tinkering around with it, after all, Dorie is who Dorie is for a reason, so I should study and learn from her experience and knowledge.
This week, however, Dorie herself encourages us to fiddle around with the recipe and come up with our own version, so I did. I chose to make the Peppermint Marble Loaf variation and used white chocolate instead of brown chocolate. To get the swirl, I added a little red food color to that half of the batter. I went with the peppermint flavoring, in the cake, in the frosting drizzle, and with the peppermint chips scattered on top. It was a fine thing to do, we all enjoyed it and it is definitely something I would repeat.
Oh, and for those of you in the know...yep, that was made in The Nancy Pan! It made slices of a perfectly wonderful size of this delicious loaf. The Nancy Pan (10-1/4"x3-5/8"x2-5/8") has quite the story, as Nancy came upon a box of these vintage pans and bought the lot. Not sure what she was going to do with all of them, she started gifting them around to friends and if you read many of the TWD blogs, you will undoubtedly come upon more than a few of this week's recipe made in The Nancy Pan.