Topic: Black and White Banana Loaf
Joined Tue 04/10/07
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 1/4 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon dark rum
3 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 325
In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
In a small bowl, mixed together mashed bananas, lemon zest, juice and
In a medium heat-safe bowl, add 2 tablespoons butter and chocolate -
heat on medium power in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds or so,
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the remaining 8 tablespoons of
butter until creamy. Add both sugars and cream together until light and
fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined. Mix in
the vanilla. It is ok if the mixture looks curdled.
Add half of the flour mixture and mix just until the flour is absorbed.
Pour in the milk and mix until blended. Be sure to scrape down the bowl
at least once. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix just until
combined. Fold in the mashed banana mixture.
Add just under half of the banana batter into the melted chocolate
mixture - stir until blended. Drop alternating spoonfuls of the two
batters into a 8 1/2" X 4 1/2" loaf pan coated with nonstick spray. Use
a knife to swirl the two batters together.
Set the loaf pan on a thick baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake
until very golden and a skewer placed in the center of the loaf comes
out mostly clean, about 80 to 90 minutes. Be sure and check to see if
the top is browning too quickly - if it is, tent the top with foil and
continue baking. Remove and place pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes -
remove the loaf from the pan and continue to let cool.
Joined Sat 04/07/07
this has no calories right??
Joined Sat 03/10/07
that sounds very tasty,i am going to make it this week, ty
Joined Sat 04/07/07