Some of you may or may not know that i last week joined a well known slimming group in order to shape this but into something that resembles pert as opposed to a whole bowl of mushy peaches …….. however I still have this complete and utter overwhelming urge to bake and make lovely tasting baked goodie ! Now we all know that thats never going to be good for the whole pert v peaches situation .. but still I continue .. I generally coerce my children , parents , In laws and neighbours into sampling the goods and to be honest I don’t have enough willpower not to have a tatse test myself … oops !!! So anyway I digress … 2 days into my new regime I discovered a bowl of bananas that were in dire need of attention ! Did I mash them into plain yogurt with a slurp of clear honey thus ensuring I was staying on track and all was dandy ??? Did i ? Did I heckers like …. I instead trawled the cupboards for dark cholocolate and walnuts and made the aforementioned loaf ….
250g SR flour
a pinch of salt
150g caster sugar
100g unsalted butter,melted and then cooled
2 medium eggs (free range preferably), beaten
250g peeled ripe banans (this was 3 medium sized for me)
75g dark choc , chopped ( about 1/2 a lg bar) (I used Cadburys bourneville)
100g walnut pieces
grease and base line a 900g loaf tin
preheat oven to 180 degrees/ Gas Mark 4
Mix the flour , salt and sugar in a large bowl . Add the butter and the eggs (beaten) .
Roughly mash the bananas … leave some lumps for texture ! Add to the bowl .
Add the chocolate and walnut pieces and mix everything together until thoroughly combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin , spread evenly .. then bake in the oven for 55 mins !
Leave to cool for 5 mins before turning out onto wire rack to cool before slicing !
Will last upto 4 days in airtight container !
(If it lasts that long)
eat plain or spread with butter or cream cheese …. or choclate spread for extra decadence !!!!!
ENJOY !!!!!! xx