Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chocolate Banana Bread

The recipe is below :
I absolutely love chocolate....and banana bread!
this recipe doesn't call for any nuts....but
I would definitely add nuts to it..I'm sure it would
be sooo much better! At least for my taste buds!

Bill Granger’s Choc Banana Bread

* 250 grams (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 125 grams (4 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, softened
* 250 grams (1 cup) caster sugar
* 4 ripe bananas, mashed
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 175 grams (1 cup) good quality chocolate chips


1. Pre-heat oven to 180C (350 F/Gas Mark 4)
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl
3. Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, banana, choc chips and vanilla extract in a seperate bowl
4. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, being careful not to over mix
5. Pour the batter into a non-stick , or lightly greased and floured 19 x 11cm loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the bread is cooked when tested with a skewer
6. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool
7. Serve in thick slices with butter

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