26 January 2008

Jen's Banana Bread with Chocolate & Cinnamon Sugar












I just love Jen's baking. It always looks and sounds delicious! When I last visited her blog, she had just added a banana bread.

I, needless to say, didn't have any ripe bananas, so I had to go out and buy some, which is just sod's law, but at last, I was armed with the ingredients and ready to bake!

The gorgeous smells were wafting around the house when Graham got home from work. I was just leaving for yoga, so I warned him not to touch the banana bread. I still needed to take some photos!

How mean am I? That poor man had to wait two hours before I came home, but showed great strength of will and left it alone! I sliced a piece for him to try (after taking photos, of course). He really liked the strong banana taste, but reverted to type and slathered his second piece with butter!


It's all gone now, sigh!

23 comments:

  1. wow - some willpower to leave it on the side for 2 hours - a medal deserved!

    It looks delicious

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  2. Hi Carolyn, I must have been a bit scary about it! Either that or he was just showing off!

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  3. I can see why you had to try this one Holler. Both you and Graeme have great willpower!

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  4. Not really Val, I was busy torturing every muscle in my body and Graham demolished the bread in two days!

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  5. great combination of flavours - I love banana bread esp with chocolate! It's a brave man who tries to get between a blogger and her camera - am sure it tasted all the better for Graham's self discipline - he even deserved the slab of butter :-)

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  6. Hi Johanna, Taking photos st meal time is just met with a big sigh of resignation!

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  7. It does smell lovely when it's baking, doesn't it? The night I made it, we went to sleep with the scent of freshly baked-banana bread still wafting around... Gorgeous.

    And Mr B is well used to me trying to snap pic while his dinner gets cold. Oh, the hazards of being married to a food blogger!

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  8. Nice looking banana bread. Banana bread is one of my favorites. It smells amazing when it is baking and it and who could resist having a slice or three when it is still warm from the oven?

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  9. It did smell gorgeous Jen, it was a good recipe!

    Hi Kevin, I fortunately was out while it cooled, so did not scoff it all, but had a reserved one slice later. Cake & loaves are way too tempting when they are just out of the oven!

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  10. oooh, cinnamon and chocolate sound like such scrumptious additions to a banana-bread loaf!

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  11. Hi Veggiegirl, I am thinking the combination would work in lots of ways, a sandwich, cheesecake, ice cream.....

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  12. Chocolate and banannas - a match made in heaven! Then to add cinnamon sugar! How could you not touch it for 2 hours! And your plate is so pretty! Yum! I love butter on mine and also for something different, I like cream cheese that has been softened!

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  13. Oh this sounds a whole lot like the banana cake I made last summer from a fab little recipe in my favorite cookbook of the Ulriksdal's castle garden café. Minus the cinnamon. Yum it was indeed. What is it with bananas, chocolate and all that moist... deliciousness:)

    Although, blasphemy to put butter on it!

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  14. Hi Deb, the cream cheese idea is certainly something to think about! The plate, alas, I only have one like it!

    Hi Pia k, I think the butter thing, is Scottish, but you are right it didn't need it!

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  15. Mmm this looks good. I feel guilty putting chocolate chips in banana bread because I have this idea in my head that banana bread is healthy.

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  16. Hi Holler! I'm so excited I was "adopted" by you.....the only thing is that I'm not actually a vegetarian....just cook and eat like one 95% of the time...I wanted to let you know that in case it makes a difference...I hope not! Look forward to getting to know you. Mary

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  17. I always love some fresh banana bread! Looks great

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  18. WOW this is a great combo of flavours and looks so delicious!

    Rosie x

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  19. Hi Ashley, You have to spoil yourself sometimes, but actually, it would taste just as good without the chocolate. The banana flavour is lovely!

    Hi Mary, that's great news! No it's ok, I don't mind!

    Thanks Mike!

    Hi Rosie, it is super tasty!

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  20. oh my gosh. i am obviously too hungry to be looking at delicious recipes. that looks amazing!

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  21. oh my word - that looks and sounds incredibly moreish. Wow!

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