Chocolate Crowned Banana Bread

This one is actually the result of miscommunication. Also, I totally get it how bakers, chefs and cooks named their accidental dishes. Originally I wanted to make banoffee pie in a jar. But then one thing led to another, multiple people ended up bringing home bananas. I have somehow utilized 3 over here. 6 more are there. God knows how to use them, besides direct consumption. I made banana bread with chocolate swirls. Now, I wanted the swirls. Promise. But the chocolate ended up not surrendering to the toothpick and on top of the bread batter. Whatodo! So it then became my Chocolate Crowned Banana Bread. By the way, it’s great with a cup of adrak chai on Sunday morning. Or any other morning.

Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
2 cups flour (you could do 1 cup maida and 1 cup atta as well)
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature (if unsalted then add 1/4 tsp salt in the flour)
3/4 cup brown sugar (or even regular will do)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate melted with a blob of butter


Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
2. Mix butter and sugar till fluffy and beat in eggs, along with vanilla.
3. Mash the bananas and add to the butter sugar mixture.
4. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and soda) together.
5. Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet. DO NOT over mix. Else you’ll end up with banana flavoured leather like substance.
6. At this point you can add walnuts, raisins or almonds if you’d like.
7. Spoon the melted chocolate on top of the bread batter and run a skewer or a tooth pick around, trying to create swirls.
8. Bake for 50 mins at 180 C.

Let it cool completely before slicing this up.

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