Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Not Just Plain Old Banana Bread

As promised to Daysgoby and Velcro, here is the recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread:

*For best flavour use really ripe bananas, ones with deep-yellow, brown -flecked skin and soft flesh.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup veg. oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas [about 3]
  • 1 cup semisweet choc. chips
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom of 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar, eggs and oil at medium speed. Beat in vanilla. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; beat into sugar mixture at low speed just until combined (batter will be very thick). Stir in bananas and choc. chips.
  3. Spoon batter into pan. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Great with a cup of tea when you're craving something chocolatey! Much as I would like to impress the socks off you by telling you I made it up myself, unfortunately, I cannot tell a lie. I found this recipe in Cooking Pleasures Magazine back in the August/ September '05 issue. It was submitted by a reader who is also a writer..........Bon appetit!


velcro said...

Thanks Molly, I'll make it with the FB at the weekend I think. It looks like it will be delicious.

Pam said...

My husband has just looked over my shoulder in passing, seen your recipe and said, "That looks good!"

I thought I had posted a comment on your "rock" blog - it doesn't seem to have saved itself. Is there no end to my technical incompetence? Anyway, I just wanted to say that my rock - as far as places are concerned - is definitely Edinburgh, where I've lived all my life. But I also particularly love Sutherland in the north west of Scotland, Crieff at the beginning of the Highlands, and north Norfolk. Never been to Ireland except two nights in Dublin, but it's on the list of places to go.

However, the family are much more important than any place. I'd go anywhere if it meant being near them.

Thanks for your comment - I do agree. I just love the meeting of like (or at least partly like) minds in the blog world.

Becky in FL said...

I think I have actually partooked of this special bread. Haven't I, M? Everything you make is wonderful. To all who are reading here: If you ever have the chance, go to Molly's house for tea!

Becky in FL said...

To Isabelle: I visited your blog recently. Lovely. I'll go back soon to read further while enjoying your beautiful garden photos.

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velcro said...

never Crieff never ever Crieff. That's where I went to boarding school. I'm sure it is lovely to visit but it's boring as anything to live there.
Mind you I do miss the incredible amounts of snow we used to get there.