December 06, 2012

Gooey Chocolate Banana Bread

Recipe adapted from Oleana


A friend of mine recently had made a banana cake. And he made me craving for banana cake! or....any dessert about banana! 

Banana is a tropical fruit that can be found easily from my hometown. There's too much here! But if you want to make a nice banana cake, you have to buy the best banana. Always believe that high quality ingredient/material can produce high quality product too. I used 'qin ya jiao' (a kind of banana in green colour) in my bread because I believe that 'qin ya jiao' has the best aroma.

The one thing I like the most about this recipe is the texture. The recipe is called a bread... but I feel it sounds like a cake mixed up with bread's texture. I can only describe the texture for this recipe is "Q". It's quite nice to bite into it. So, I quite enjoy every bite for it. No doubt, I will definitely use this recipe again in the future!

So yeah... It's summer! Why not make yourself a banana cake/bread? :P

 Having butter on banana bread in breakfast is the best thing I ever had!


The banana that I used in making cake. "qin ya jiao"

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup skim milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 heaping cup Nutella (I replaced it with cooking chocolate.)
METHOD:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & salt.
3. In a separate large bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, milk and vanilla. Beat until blended.
4. Add flour mixture, beat at low speed just until flour is incorporated (don’t over mix).
5. Spoon Nutella into a small dish and soften in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Add 1 cup of the banana bread batter to the Nutella and stir until blended well. Spoon Nutella batter alternately with plain banana bread batter into the prepared pan. Swirl batters together with a knife.
5. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, it will seem a tiny bit undercooked but that’s what makes it good. Cool for at least 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Swirl it......


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