Banana and chocolate bread

What do to feed the 11-year-old for breakfast? Well, easy answer: banana and chocolate bread.  He even agreed to by my sous-chef, raised for the occasion and thanked profusely. The original recipe is by Bill Granger, found during  a totally random google search.

Banana and chocolate bread 

Ingredients 

  • 250g of  all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125g  unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g caster (superfine) sugar (I used regular sugar)
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
  • 175g good-quality dark or milk chocolate chips

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

Mix the butter, sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla seeds and chocolate chips in a separate bowl.

Add to the dry ingredients and stir to combine, being careful not to over mix.

Pour the batter into a non-stick, or lightly greased and floured, 19 x 11 cm  loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the bread is cooked when tested with a wooden skewer.

Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

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One Comment on “Banana and chocolate bread”

  1. […] excellent recipe to start  of the weekend: banana bread with walnuts and chocolate. I had done it once before, using Bill Granger’s recipe, but this time I decided to give a go Gordon Ramsay‘s […]


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