Visit From a Lephrechaun

photos by Erwin Caluya Photography

My friend Jason contacted me.  He was appalled that I hadn’t had him on yet.  I was too.

I mean, look at him!

He really wanted us to bake something with Guinness, for St. Patrick’s Day.  What was I gonna say?  No?

We made a quick bread made of Guinness, ginger, rasin, and walnut.

I was happy Jason came over.

He and I are old friends.  We did shows together in the past, and we’ll continue to collaborate.  He’s the kind of guy it’s easy to respect.

Jason is a very talented actor.  Also, he’s very funny.

He wanted me to tell you how to make the bread:

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup mashed bananas
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups Guinness
2 cups broken walnuts
2 cups raisins
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger


Preheat oven to 350 F . Lightly grease two 9X5 inch loaf pans
In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla and oil.
Set aside.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, allspice, cardamom and cloves.
Alternately blend the flour mixture and the Guinness into the creamed
mixture.
Stir in the walnuts, raisins, and ginger to the mixture and blend well.
Pour into the two greased 9X5 loaf pans.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick emerges dry and clean.
Leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool before turning out to cool
completely on rack.

The bread turned out wonderfully.   Jason was  a charming guest.  Jason told me about his t-shirt company.  He runs a company with a few friends of his, when he’s not starring in plays.

He’s very well rounded…

Jason and I were happy about the quick bread:

I think we can both recommend this recipe for your St. Patrick’s Day.

Jason’s a pretty impressive man.

He was light-hearted and playful.  I’d have him over any time.  His recipe was perfect.

He’s nice.
Happy St. Patty’s Day.

Enjoy Jason Blaine, Jerks…

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