Saturday, April 05, 2014

Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Bread

Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu is hosting the English edition of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm featuring strawberries.

strawberry© by Haalo

With daylight savings finally coming to an end I think it may to safe to say that summer is over and it's time for autumn to begin. The markets may be full of well-priced strawberries but they are lacking in flavour so I've decided to add them to banana bread, along with a bit of dark chocolate as an extra treat.

Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Cake© by Haalo

Strawberry, Chocolate and Banana Cake

250 grams mashed banana
120 grams soft brown sugar
75 grams yoghurt
2 eggs
25 grams melted butter, cooled
200 grams plain flour sifted with 2 teaspoons baking powder
250 grams strawberries, halved
50 grams dark chocolate bits

Place the mashed banana and sugar into a large bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, yoghurt and butter, then pour into the banana mixture. Whisk to combine before adding the sifted flour. Use a spatula to stir in the flour and once it has been absorbed, fold through the strawberries and chocolate bits.

Pour the mixture into a greased and lined loaf pan and bake in a preheated 170°C oven until golden and cooked through - about 45 minutes.

Let it sit for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. As strawberries release a lot of water when cooked it's important that you remove the baking paper and rest it straight on the wire rack - the presence of paper inhibits the heat escape and can cause the cooked loaf to become softer as the strawberries stew in the trapped heat.

3 comments:

  1. Ah, I just made the chocolate chip hazelnut banana bread of yours for my boyfriend when this pops up :D .

    He loved it, of course :) !

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  2. I'm trying banana bread in different ways and i must try this one too! :)))

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