Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cocoa-Nana Bread

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Steph of Obsessed with Baking. She chose Cocoa-Nana Bread, which is chocolate banana bread. There was quite a bit of discussion about this one! Does banana go with chocolate? Can you substitute something else for the banana? Do you think chocolate and banana go together? If you do, check out Steph’s blog for the complete recipe. You can also check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers and see how they fared with this week’s recipe.

Now, I don’t like bananas at all, but I do like banana bread, so I was quite intrigued by this recipe. I think that chocolate and banana does go together; think of chocolate fondue or a banana split! The bananas that I used weren’t very ripe, so you can’t taste the banana much at all. I’m ok with that, but maybe the chocolate is too overpowering. It uses an entire cup of cocoa powder, which is quite a lot.

This bread doesn’t have the moist texture that I am used to with banana bread; it’s quite dry. It seems more like a pound cake or something like that. If you think that it will be like banana bread, then you will be disappointed since it is so different. If you think it’s a cake, then you are in business. Overall, this was pretty good, a lot different than expected but I am glad I tried it.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 46.


Susan said...

I like your observations on this one. Picture looks great. I won't make this one again. Too dry.

Teanna DiMicco said...

I'm sorry you weren't a fan, but it looks gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Mine was actually very moist, but maybe I got lucky. Sorry it wasn't a big hit, but it looked good.

Mimi said...

This was not a hit at my house, i guess we were all thinking banana bread and we got something else.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

It passed muster in our house. It was real chocolate based and chocolate is good.