Banana bread

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Banana Bread: An Old Favorite

Banana bread has a confusing history because this bread variety was likely experimented with for centuries. But in terms of its true history, banana bread dates to mid-20th century America. Bananas aren’t native to most of North America and were only sparingly available in the U.S. throughout the 1800s. Ship captains had difficulty solving the puzzle of how to successfully transport a fruit that ripened (and rotted) so quickly.

Eton Mess

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What Is Eton Mess?

If you live outside of the UK or Europe, you likely have no idea what Eton Mess is, let alone where it came from. Eton mess is a simple but elegant no-bake dessert that your entire family will likely love. Thanks to its light and airy texture and form, as well as a light taste thanks to the various fruits the dish, is prepared with, Eton Mess is popular as both a lightweight dessert and an incredibly versatile one as well. But what exactly is Eton Mess?

Bishop Bread

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Bishop’s Bread

There are many types of bread and desserts that have origins and stories shrouded in mystery. Bishop’s Bread–also referred to as “Bishop Bread” fits this fact perfectly. Possibly hailing from Northern Europe, but also quite possibly from America as well, Bishop’s Bread is deliciously sweet and fruity, and this is what makes it such a popular Christmas season bread.

Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake: A History

In the world of desserts, there are some that are just too iconic to ever lose their popularity. Carrot cake is certainly one of these desserts. Carrot cake does not just have carrots but also nuts as well as spices such as cinnamon, ginger and ground mixed spices. Fruit including pineapple, raisins, and shredded coconut can also be used to add a natural sweetness.