This week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge is hosted by Steph of Obsessed with Baking, who selected Dorie's Cocoa-Nana Bread for us to try. As the name suggests, coca-nana bread is chocolate and banana flavoured cake. Dorie suggests that it might be suitable as a breakfast treat, but I don't really agree with that observation - this bread is a pure tea-time treat.
I thought this bread was delicious - the banana flavour was not at all overwhelming, and in fact, I didn't even really notice it, with chocolate being the dominant flavour.
The recipe must also be fairly forgiving, because I made a boo-boo while making it, and it all still turned out OK in the wash. You see, I was making this while talking on the phone, and when it said to measure out 3/4 of a cup of milk, I managed to measure out 1 3/4 cups of milk! Even though my brain told me that it looked like an awful lot of milk, I managed to pour in 1 1/2 cups of it before I awoke from my slumber, and thought "holy crap!" Not really knowing what to do next, I just added another cup of flour to hopefully counteract the moisture, left out the chocolate chunks ('cause who is gonna waste chocolate on a potential failure?), and hoped for the best. And lo and behold, I baked it, and it worked!
I didn't have a tin as large as Dorie required, so I made one loaf and 6 muffins (I ate one prior to the photo!).