black banana chocolate bread.

(note: the

(looks like a late night of partying/baking)


there is definitely something inside
of baking that makes the hard stuff soften 
and melt or maybe its about making
room for something warm & lovely 
inside the rough edges of life
what do you think? it's not a quick fix
but a super delicious bandaid!

i am deeply in love with notes from the larder
by nigel slater (xmas gift...thanks bestie!)
it's an annual kitchen diary where nigel jots down
his sweet musings & recipes about food & life
it's simple yet wonderful and beautiful
i am really enjoying it. this recipe does not take a lot
of time & ingredients to make it happen
(it also sates the don't waste anything part
of me with the black bananas)

here is nigel's chocolate
muscovado banana cake

2 cups all-purpose or gf flour
(i used cup 4 cup)
2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 cup butter/softened 
1 cup + 1 tbs muscovado sugar
14 oz (i think it was 3) super black bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 bar (3.5 oz/100g) of dark chocolate

make it happen
butter loaf pan & line with parchment
sift flour & baking powder
cream butter & sugar
(till fluffy and pale coffee color)
mash bananas in bowl
(keep it lumpy)
stir in vanilla extract
beat eggs lightly with a fork
then beat them into creamy butter/sugar
chop chocolate into small pieces
(like fine gravel)
fold them into bananas/butter/sugar mixture
gently fold in powder & flour
scrape mixture into line loaf pan
bake for 50 minutes
test it with a skewer
if it comes out clean: awesome
if not: put foil over it and in for a few more minutes
let it settle in the pan for about 15 minutes
then take it out to cool

i wrapped the bread in foil & kept it out
it didn't last long in my house!
it's also a great gift
enjoy & let me know how you go
big love beauties