Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Banana Nut Roll
Back home, I go to a woman that I trust. I can show her a picture of what I want, she'll tell me what will and will not work with my hair/face, and she gives me something better than I had hoped for. Every. Single. Time.
I sit down in the chair with high hopes. They tell me how my hair is a giant knot (I know that already). They yank on my hair, breaking combs (not really, but it came close). The stylist scrunches up their face while they look at my coif. Their breathing is labored. They "trim" off 2-3 inches of hair. They forget all mention of layers. I walked out with what I like to call "girl haircut."
But you know what? Next time I get my hair cut, it will be different. I won't have to look like everyone else in this city. You know why?! Because I won't be living in this city anymore! Austin and I are moving to Boulder, Colorado (I hope you read that in a Portlandia-esque tone, because that's how we say it) in just 2 months!
We couldn't be more excited for the move back West - closer to our families, closer to nature and closer to getting Dingo! If you have any recommendations for a good hair stylist in Boulder, I'm all ears :)
BANANA NUT ROLL
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
4 eggs, separated (let sit out for 30 minutes at room temperature)
1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. sugar
1 large mashed banana
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. sugar
Cream Cheese Filling:
11 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
3 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly spray a jelly roll pan. Line with wax paper then spray the wax paper. Set aside.
2. Prepare the cream cheese filling: beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and milk. Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
4. Beat egg yolks and vanilla on medium until they are a lemony yellow color and fluffy (about 6 minutes). Add in 1/3 c. sugar and beat until the sugar is dissolved into the eggs. Stir in mashed banana and nuts. Set aside.
12. Ice the top of the cake and garnish with chopped pecans.