Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yet another Banana Bread recipe but ..

Pin It Now! this time its with chocolate and crystallized ginger..

As a new week begins I look back and realize how the weekend just flew by me. I had to cross out so many tasks on my list but I only finished so many. This weekend it was some much needed Spring Cleaning as they call it. Not that we waited for Spring to plan this cleaning. It was actually long overdue.

On Sunday I joined my some friends for a spring get-together. The event is organized every spring to give the community  kids a chance to showcase their performing arts talent.
Though my little one is yet to learn any human-understandable art he too joined in with some lound aaaahs and ooos.. Nonetheless the show was fantastic. What I loved more were the proud faces of the kids and their mums-dads after everyone clapped at their act. I so wished to bottle these expressions and see them again at a later time.

On the cooking front I really wanted to use up some crystallized ginger and chocolate chips that too in a quickbread. I did print the recipe and had all what I needed to start baking. However like I said before I could not get to it until today.
I have tried many fruit breads in the past and I wondered how I had never thought of putting together a banana bread.And somehow this weekend I was craving for somehommeade fruit bread.
Here's how i made it : -

Dry ingredients
1 cup banana puree
4 tblp melted butter

Wet Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose white flour
3/8C brown sugar
3/8tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
3/4cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 C chopped crystallized ginger
pinch of salt
handful of chopped pecans/walnuts

  • Mix the dry ingredients to a bowl
  • In another bowl whisk the dry ingredients. 
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the banana mixture. Mix till just combined and all flour is incorporated.
  • Mixture will be lumpy.
  • Bake at 350F for 55mins.

I got one 8X4 loaf with the above proportion.

The bread turned out very moist and flaky. It had a strong banana flavor. The ginger complimented the sweetness perfectly. 
We packed some slices in a cling film to take along to work. Serves as an excellent mid-morning or afternoon snack.
Update - This bread has been YeastSpotted !
See you in a few !

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Both crystallized ginger AND chocolate in a quickbread! Amazing!