Sunday, April 14, 2024

Baking with Blobby

Way way way back when, on 710's and my first official date, I wasn't invited back for a drink, but for banana bread.  

Actually, that wasn't even a euphemism. 

I don't like banana bred, but I went over to his place anyway. So, we did have "banana bread", the euphemism. 

Now and then, 710 makes banana bread, and we often make fun of that first date. 

But we had a bunch of over-ripened bananas that end up in our freezer for "later". Even though I don't like banana bread, I thought, oh what the fuck, I'll surprise my husband. And I thought, maybe if I added chocolate, I'd like it too. 

Let's get to it. 


1 1/2 cups (380g) ripe and mashed banana (3-4 medium bananas), measured 
1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar 
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar 
1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 cup (130g) 2% Greek yogurt (sour cream also works) 
1 1/3 cups (180g) all-purpose flour 
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt 
3/4 cup (140g) mini chocolate chips + a handful more for sprinkling on top 


Preheat your oven to 325F and grease and line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. 

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and sugars until you reach a paste-like consistency. This may take some vigorous whisking for a minute or two. You can either use a whisk or an electric mixer with the paddle attachment. 

Add in your mashed bananas followed by the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. 

Once all of your wet ingredients are mixed together, fold in the dry ingredients. 

Then, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and spread it even. 

Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top if you like.  I used dark chocolate chips. And the recipe calls for mini - but I didn't those. So they got the adult size. 

Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. Let it cool completely before removing from the pan. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Mine went for about 1 hour 25 minutes because the knife did not come out clean (I don't have toothpicks). .

It turned out ok. 710 likes it more than I do. It's not that the recipe didn't come out - it's just not my thing. I've come to the realization is that the only way I like bananas are just bananas. No bread. No pie. 


Old Lurker said...

Aw. Baking for your spouse even when you know you won't like the final result? That's twoo wuv or at least being GGG. Who says you are cold and heartless?

Travel said...

I like the bread, I don't like bananas.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Your euphemism for banana bread is a hoot. Thanks for the laugh. May you make banana bread until you are 90

Ur-spo said...

That's a nice story. Banana bread is a good way to use up those bananas past their prime.

Raybeard said...

Looks far too complicated for me - as does anything beyond an omelette - though do like the sound and appearance of finished product (despite prohibited sugar content!)