Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kids Cooking Thursday: Chocolate Banana Bread

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of this, as it was quickly demolished almost straight from the oven. Master Four and I didn't like it that much, it was that same 70% dark choc again, and that will teach me not to cook with chocolate I wouldn't eat raw. But DP and my mother both polished off two slices each, Miss Two finished hers and picked at Master Four's and Mum took two slices home for Dad as well. So then it was gone, with not a single photo taken after it came out of the oven.

Tasty looking batter

Bill Granger's Chocolate Banana Bread(taken from delicious Aug 2002)
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup caster sugar
3 medium bananas, mashed
125g butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips (or in our case about 125g roughly chopped dark chocolate - it still was 1 cup worth though)
icing sugar, to dust

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a loaf pan. (24x13x7cm size)
Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the sugar.
In a seperate bowl mix the bananas, butter, eggs, vanilla and choc chips. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour (
or in our case, blob) into loaf pan and bake for an hour and a quarter. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm - "so that all the chocolate is molten inside. It also keeps really well; just reheat slices in the microwave for a few seconds before serving."

Look at Master Four with his digital camera - he's gonna be a food blogger I can tell!