Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Ok so, yes, the deal was he got to pick the cake he wanted each month. BUT, he picked a giant boozy jaffa cake which, while I do think I can deliver, I need the booze, which while often on offer isn't right now. And I'm nothing if not tight frugal. That, and it may have been put in my brain that I just had to have banana bread after the luscious cupcakes at this weeks crochet sesh at Super+Super.


100g plain chocolate (at least 70%) or chips
125g butter
150g vanilla sugar, or add a teaspoon of essence
2 eggs
175g plain flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 bananas, browner the better 

Heat your oven to 170C / gas mark 3, and grease and line your tin. I use a loaf tin but in all honesty you could probably use this mix in any tin you like.

I do it all in a food processor, but you can mix the ingredients by hand in the same order. First, break your chocolate into chunks, then put in your food processor, until you have nice "chips", then remove to a bowl. If using chips obviously ignore this step. Then blitz together the butter and sugar, then the eggs, then finally the flour, baking powder and bicarb.

Cut the bananas into chunks, and add half to the processor and blend until smooth. Then add the other half and the chocolate chips to the batter and mix in by hand. Spoon into your tin and level..

Bake for 1-1 1/4 hours or until a knife/skewer inserted comes out clean. Try not to eat all at once.

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