peanut butter-ed banana bread and a soy latte.
eaten at stumptown coffee,in the lobby of the ace hotel.
baked by me.
here is a story.
i've been going to the stumptown in the lobby of the ace hotel just about every single day(minus 2 or 3) for the past 2 weeks now.it started with a really incredible ethiopian yirgachaffe which tasted like peach tea as it cooled,and continued by consistently getting amazing,molasses-y shots of espresso.
i know that i can bake,so baked goods aren't really that huge of a deal to me when i see them.i know i could make it myself and maybe better,blah blah blah,no big deal.but in the pastry case there,they have plain chunks of banana bread baked in a bundt pan,and seeing it every day made me start REALLY craving banana bread.plain,old banana bread.ridiculous,right?it's so easy,simple,i used to make banana bread in my sleep.but i don't have an oven,and i guess disance makes the heart grow fonder,and i really really wanted banana bread.
and then i kinna wanted it with coffee.so i baked some at a friends house.same one i've made a million times,with a million variations,for my bakesales,as muffins,etc.and i brought it with me to the cafe,and used my filled up stampcard for a free drink,and figured i'd get something expensive,even if i don't even know how to drink a latte,and it was fantastic,and now all can be right with the world.
oh,and i ate it,in my favourite way...with peanut butter,of course.