Saturday, February 6, 2010

Banana Bread

Banana bread with chocolate chips and walnuts

The first time I made this has been a few months ago. I have made it several times since then (but without walnuts, the way my husband preferred).

The first time, the outside started to brown too soon while the centre was still uncooked. I ended up taking it out with the inside still wet. This did not make a big difference to my husband who devoured it.

Every time my bananas started to overripe, I would make this banana bread, putting the oven temperature a little lower than recommended. This let the centre cook properly without burning the outside.

What came out was a perfectly moist cake with mouth-melting chocolate chips. I have since looked through other recipes of banana cakes and have noted that none use lemon juice and orange rind. In my opinion, that's what gives this recipe that extra subtle flavour. 

After trying several more recipes from the book, my husband still says that this is the only recipe that was really successful.

Husband: 4½ /5
Wife: 4½ /5


fij said...

Hey Zoe,
I've been enjoying your blog. Hope you pick it up again.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zoe!

I've just finished reading "Tatiana's Table" and looking through the web, I found your blog. I think it's a pretty good idea what your doing. I really like it, so I hope you keep doing it!!!

If I ever try to do some of the recipes that come in the book, I'll let you know ;).

Your Bananna Bread looks delicious! I have to do that one!


bobby said...

I guess you gave up? I am going to try a few of the recipes myself- today I made the chocolate chip cookies. Love them! I like your idea though, sort of Julie/Julia-ish Will keep checking back from time to time

Crème Brulée said...

A beautiful blog!
I'm also a fan of Paullina Simons.
In Italy it is not yet published the book Tatiana's Table but I'm happy to have found your blog.
I will write on my blog your link and your recipes!