Sunday, January 22
So good! After what seems like an eternity I have finally be reunited with my holy trinity: My KitchenAid, my oven and baking!!! Last week in anticipation for the frills' arrival from Manila (I came home a week ahead of them for work) I bought bananas. I couldn't help myself given then are so affordable here now! But alas, I think they overdosed on bananas in Manila and weren't much into eating them... so what to do with bananas that are on the turn?
I love banana bread, and banana cake and even the odd bit of banana tapioca pudding and the kids' favourite lunchbox legends banana date slice and banana bran muffins but hubby loves his brownies so I thought I'd make some moist brownies with bananas. A bit reminiscent of Ben and Jerry's chunky monkey icecream really.
Simple to put together, they smell absolutely divine baking and so yummy to eat! These are my new favourite brownies!
185gr butter, soft or partially melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup caster sugar
3 large ripe bananas, peeled and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups worth)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 160 degrees c
Combine butter and sugars together until smooth and cream-like
Add banana and vanilla and mix until smooth
Add cocoa, flour, bicarb soda, walnuts (optional) and choc chips, mix well.
Couldn't you just eat a spoonful of this??
Spread into a tin lined with baking paper and sprayed with canola oil.
Bake for 50 minutes to an hour, then leave to cool for a further hour before cutting into squares.
Look at the ooozy chocolate, I've got to tell you it smells SO good!
Try not to eat it all .. at once.
My hubby got this as his birthday cake.. he loves his chocolate!
Do you find yourself with bananas to use? Give this a try!
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