Sunday, 27 April 2014
Last summer I started a recipe review series. I thought it would be a great excuse to tackle the long list of online recipes I want to try. I started with Emiko's Elderflower & Polenta Cookies. The next recipe I tried tasted awful. Though I'd started with the idea that it was a recipe review, I didn't actually want to be damningly critical. The post remained a draft and I soon forgot about the whole idea.
This morning I realised I had some overripe bananas and no legitimate ebook-based recipe I could use them in. This recipe begged to be tried and as it came from that long list, I thought I'd revive the recipe review. I'm only going to write one when I enjoy the result - I guess it's really more of a recipe recommendation.
The recipe is Deb's Double Chocolate Banana Bread from Smitten Kitchen. It doesn't fit any of my original ideas about unusual recipes or techniques but I really fancied eating it. I made a half recipe in a 6" x 3" mini loaf tin as I only had one big and one tiny banana. I skipped the cinnamon, used 20g cocoa (i.e. 40 for the whole loaf) and used baking powder instead of bicarb. It took 40 minutes to cook.
It's lovely - slightly sticky, dense and heavy on chocolate without defeating the banana flavour. I have a feeling it might be even better tomorrow.
Three more banana recipes:
2011: Banoffee Pies
2011: Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread
2013: Pancakes with Caramelised Banana and Cream