Uh oh.

Andy Warhol, eat your heart out

Andy Warhol, eat your heart out

This is a cake banana, if I ever saw one. How lucky that my friend Kim gave me a new recipe this week to take advantage of such a specimen. Here it is, complete with Kim’s notes…

choc banana bread

250 g (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

125g unsalted butter, softened
250g caster sugar
4 ripe bananas mashed (secret is in really dead over ripe ones, I often let them over ripen then throw them in the freezer skins and all)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175g good quality dark or milk chocolate chips (white chocolate chips are really yummy too, just very sweet)

preheat oven to 180c (350f).

sift flour and baking powder in large bowl

mix butter, sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla extract and choc chips in separate bowl.

add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, being careful not to overmix (I have overmixed a couple of times and it’s very dry and yuck)

pour batter into a non stick, or lightly greased and floured 19 x 11 loaf tin (I use a round ring one with no centre – forget what they are called b something)**
and bake for 1 hour and 15 mins or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer..

leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
serve in thick slices with butter. (I never worry about the butter)
makes 8-10 slices

**I think Kim means a Bundt tin.

And Kim’s version that I tasted used dark chocolate with a hint of orange flavour. It was a very nice touch.

What a perfect thing to make to accompany the endless cups of tea consumed when your family is visiting from far, far away. Ours was eaten quick smart.


~ by Little Red Hen on April 21, 2009.

2 Responses to “Uh oh.”

  1. Uh oh indeed. Just one look at that tenebrous ‘nana brought back unsettling memories and had me reaching for my banana guard…

    • and the memory of your banana bus tragedy has me wiping tears of mirth from mine eyes!

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