Let’s put it this way – “Bahlúa Bread” is far snappier than what I might otherwise have long-windedly referred to as: “Banana Bread With Rum And Walnuts But This Time Without The Rum And Walnuts And With Kahlúa And Macadamias Instead“. Bit of a mouthful. A tasty mouthful, to be sure, but I’m betting that you’d prefer a mouthful of cake, and not quite such a mouthful of words!
Ripe for the baking
I first made my acquaintance with rosemary early in life. As children, we were often sent to fetch rosemary and thyme from the bushes of same that grew along the avenue which lead to our house. It was important to learn to distinguish the two and not return with the wrong one! The rosemary, though, I only ever remember being used with meats and in savoury dumplings for beef stew. Much later, I developed a liking for slices of courgette fried with rosemary and finished with a splash of lemon juice. Then, a few years ago, MGH gave me a little rosemary plant which, despite massive doses of neglect, has thrived in my garden, but was only pressed into use in the kitchen occasionally and, even then, always for savoury purposes.