When you read a lot of food blogs sometimes everything can start to look the same. You'll notice trends, when writers all seem to be cooking and baking similar things. Much of this is dictated by the season, and sometimes it's pure coincidence. But last week something caught my eye. Something different, something wonderful, something baked right into a skillet. Leave it to Joy the Baker to concoct a seriously delicious-looking Banana Walnut Chocolate Cookie Cake. Of it, Joy exclaims, "this is going to be banana bread, cake, and chocolate chip cookie!" The great thing about cooking skillet desserts in the summer is that they're usually relatively easy one-bowl affairs and you can mix them and bake them in the same skillet (as Joy does here). When it's hot out, a sink full of dishes isn't welcome. A cookie cake with a big scoop of ice cream, on the other hand, most certainly is.
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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