Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TWD: Cocoa-Nana Bread


For this weeks edition of Tuesdays with Dorie, Steph of Obsessed with Baking chose Cocoa-Nana Bread, page 46. I was eager to try this because I am a big lover of banana bread. Not so much of chocolate (though I do like it) but it's not my favorite thing to eat.

I made half a recipe and then made that into 2 mini loaves. Trying to get as much banana flavor as possible, I used 2 bananas instead of just one. Other than that, I made the recipe as written.

Cocoa-Nana Bread

I really wanted to like this bread. Really, I did. I love bananas. I like chocolate. I love bananas and chocolate together (chocolate covered banana anyone?). This however, I did not like. It was way too rich and dense. I felt like I was eating a bar of dark chocolate. It was a little better when warm but not much. I couldn't taste the bananas at all.

Cocoa-Nana Bread
It almost reminds me of a Milky Way Bar in appearance when it's sliced.

I'm sure the chocoholics among us would love this recipe but unfortunately...I'm not a chocoholic. I'd rather have a nice banana bread with chocolate chips mixed in.

Thanks to Steph for choosing this week! I'm sorry I wasn't a fan!

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4 Treats for Charlie:

Hornedfroggy said...

The pictures make it look good, though! :) Sorry it wasn't a hit with you - I left the bananas out and had a lovely chocolate loaf!

Christina and Jacob said...

The idea of doubling the banana seemed like a great idea. Too bad it didn't seem to quite work out. But great job on the loaf just the same.

Gabe's Girl said...

Yeah your pictures look great! I loved it, but I am a CHOCOHOLIC! It was really good. Sorry you did not care for it, but yours looks wonderful.

Carol Peterman said...

Too bad the texture was off. I think the extra banana may have added too much moisture because your loaf looks so much denser than mine. It's actually something I will make again.

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