This bread is inspired by the “Banana Man”, a wildly eccentric character that supported himself by the sale of his bread off the back of his bicycle in Key West, Florida. It is by far the best recipe for a “special” banana bread treat.
This is delicious as a dessert served with ice cream (coconut or mango ;-) or as a deliciously sweet bread for breakfast with coffee, as a side with a salad for lunch. Or go completely wild and have it with a hot rum tody for tea time! It is a blast of the tropics worth going out in the mid-day sun for!
This is my rendition of the "caviar of Provence" I recommends that you "muddle" the garlic cloves rather than chop them in the food processor. This is best done with a mortar and pestle. This procedure releases the wonderful garlic flavor.
The consumption of meat in Spain has always been an indicator of social standing. An old expression holds that it is better to have two mouthfuls of beef than seven of potatoes. This sustaining, rich Castilian stew may help you decide. From 'The Spanish Kitchen' by Clarissa Hyman