A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Sometimes, I need a little inspiration. When it comes to cooking, I tend to experiment with actual meals, not so much dessert. The other day, however, I was reading my friend Stephanie's Blog and saw she had posted a recipe for banana chocolate chip muffins. Although her recipes focus on a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, it motivated me to get baking and the result was some fantastic chocolate chip banana bread of my own! (Warning: do not make if you have no self control around sweets as you will probably keep cutting little slivers until you have consumed the entire thing.)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
1 cup milk chocolate or bittersweet chips

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lightly greasing a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.

Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.

Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake for an hour and then let it cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack or plate. You can easily pour the batter into muffin tins and make muffins like Stephanie did in her recipe! Either way, it'll be deliciously addictive!

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