Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cocoa-Nana Bread

Steph of Obsessed with Baking chose Cocoa-Nana Bread this week. While at a new-to-me market the other day I found some baby bananas, just a little longer than my fingers. They looked ready to be eaten so I thought they'd be perfect for this bread.

I ended up using about 8-10, dicing up a couple so I could have chunks of bananas in the bread. My batter tasted so good and like bananas. Many others said they couldn't taste the banana in the bread, so I wanted to be sure I could. I have no problem pairing my fruits with chocolate. =)

Many TWD bakers mentioned they had issues with their bread being dry. I hate over baked things. So I thought I'd bake it for 45 minutes and check it. It was so not done. I kept checking it every 10 minutes, and it was still jiggly and a knife came out so wet, I never thought it'd bake through! I'm pretty sure it wasn't the melted chocolate chips I kept seeing (see photo). Finally after 78 minutes (the full bake time), the knife came out cleaner so I just took it out.
This is definatly a dense, rich chocolaty bread with a light banana flavor. Mine was almost dry (ok maybe just a tad, more than I like), and I could not finish my piece, it was so much chocolate! You really need some cold milk to go with this!
PS. I just have to come back to say....try a piece of this with some whipped cream! MMM!


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5 Lovely Comments:

Betty said...

gnam gnam greedy this cake, with all this chocolate... compliments!
a big kiss

Sandy said...

Cocoa Nana bread - sounds awesome and yummy. please post the recipe of making this cocoa nana bread

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Sandy, you can find the recipe posted in the link I provided here: http://obsessedwithbaking.blogspot.com/2010/01/twd-cocoa-nana-bread.html


Melissa said...

It looks delicious!

I wonder if adding an additional half of stick of butter would help out with the moisture factor. Or perhaps a tablespoon or two of oil. I will have to experiment when I make this.

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