Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TWD - Cocoa-Nana Bread


This week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge is hosted by Steph of Obsessed with Baking, who selected Dorie's Cocoa-Nana Bread for us to try. As the name suggests, coca-nana bread is chocolate and banana flavoured cake. Dorie suggests that it might be suitable as a breakfast treat, but I don't really agree with that observation - this bread is a pure tea-time treat.


I thought this bread was delicious - the banana flavour was not at all overwhelming, and in fact, I didn't even really notice it, with chocolate being the dominant flavour.



The recipe must also be fairly forgiving, because I made a boo-boo while making it, and it all still turned out OK in the wash. You see, I was making this while talking on the phone, and when it said to measure out 3/4 of a cup of milk, I managed to measure out 1 3/4 cups of milk! Even though my brain told me that it looked like an awful lot of milk, I managed to pour in 1 1/2 cups of it before I awoke from my slumber, and thought "holy crap!" Not really knowing what to do next, I just added another cup of flour to hopefully counteract the moisture, left out the chocolate chunks ('cause who is gonna waste chocolate on a potential failure?), and hoped for the best. And lo and behold, I baked it, and it worked!



I didn't have a tin as large as Dorie required, so I made one loaf and 6 muffins (I ate one prior to the photo!).





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19 comments:

Anita said...

Choc banana cake - sounds fantastic. It would be perfect for morning tea.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mmm...looks good! never woulda known about your boo-hoo. happy australia day!

Pamela said...

Looks great. It was so rich and decadent, wasn't it?

Trissa said...

I think chocolate and banana go perfectly! Happy Australia Day!

natalia said...

Ciao ! You are right it was delicious and forgiving ! I put it too high in the oven and it got 'trapped' in the grill !!

Flourchild said...

Im glad you enjoyed the bread! It was a easy recipe to follow.

Dharm said...

Choc banana! Yum!! The little cupcakes look so tasty and inviting... I might just sneak into your house tonight...

Johanna GGG said...

I agree with you about this sounding like a tea time cake not breakfast.

I make too many mistakes in the kitchen - recently I was talking to someone and couldn't remember if I added the self raising flour - so added it and couldn't work out if I put too much in or not - but I like your quick thinking save

Clivia said...

Great save! I'm glad they turned out for you. We also thought the chocolate was too much, but enjoyed the cake anyways.

Susan said...

Hahaha! I did something every similar! I use powdered buttermilk and mixed up one cup and then proceeded to pour the whole cup into the bowl instead of just 3/4 of it. I think I realized what I was doing when there was about 1 tbls. left in the cup. Mine turned out too. Yours looks wonderful, especially the muffins.

jillbert said...

It looks really chocolaty and delicious! Hmmm....maybe I shouldn't have skipped this week. Glad that it turned out despite your error.

Kayte said...

Looks really good. I have seen this cupcake/muffin version a couple of times now and I am thinking this is the way for me to go next time, teen guys love portable food, and these look portable to me! Very nice.

Iron Chef Shellie said...

Yum! I was wondering what cocoa-nana stood for... I thought it had something to do with nannas :P

Amber Marie said...

Glad it worked out. I love forgiving recipes because I usually end up doing something a little different!

TeaLady said...

Yep!! done that myself. Lucky for you it turned out. And they look delicious.

margot said...

It looks like it turned out terrific, regardless of the mistake. My batter seemed very thick and I actually added a little extra milk. I agree, this is best in the afternoon.

Isabelle said...

I made the recipe into cupcakes and we loved them. Your bread looks
perfect!

Jennifer said...

I made a boo boo on this as well-I added too much baking soda!

Your loaf looks great!!!!!

Leslie said...

It looks perfect! I never would have guessed you had one of those moments that I have so many of!