To decide what propose you as our very first recipe was not easy at all! The ideas were different and confusing. An only constant: Taste! And if a recipe does not satisfy you, is there any reason you should prepare it?
It was today breakfast to suggest the choice. We will start the blog as we started the day 🙂 with a variant of the American Banana bread with wholemeal flour and sugar, a pinch of spices and chunks of dark chocolate.
The origins of the recipe come from lost in a small American town, in the early 30s… They say there was a poor housewife, with many problems due to the crisis, who invented a recipe to make some extra dollars and pay the bills… The story may be a myth, however only from 1933 the recipe for banana bread is available in a cookbook. The real boom of the recipe dates back to the war, when Chiquita brand used the recipe as an advertising medium to sell more bananas.
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Banana bread with chocolate chunks
- 3 bananas
- 150 g of Manitoba flour
- 150 g of wholemeal flour
- 130 g of muscovado sugar
- 50 g of demerara brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 50 g butter
- 80 g of yoghurt
- 2 eggs
- 1 packet of baking powder
- 50 g of dark chocolate
- 1 vanilla pod
- 4-5 seeds of All Spice you can replace it with cinnamon
Smash the bananas with a fork or better by hand. Leave them aside.
Combine the sugar, flours, salt, baking powder and mix well with a whisk metal to break up any lumps.
Continuing to mix, add bananas, yogurt, melted butter and eggs.
Cut the vanilla bean and extract the seeds using a knife. Grind the All Spice and add it to the mixture.
If you do not have All Spice, you can replace it with the tip of a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Cut the chocolate into large pieces and add them to the mixture.
Butter a mould for plum-cake and pour the mixture.
Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 60-70 minutes.
Remove the banana bread from the mould and wrap it in a dry cloth.
Although its overwhelming flavour the banana bread will tempt you, let it cool at least one hour before you taste it... The flavour will intensify!
Banana bread remains soft for several days, but usually has a very short life ;).
You can freeze it and heat it in the oven a few minutes before eating it, it will be soft and the chocolate slightly melted.