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Orangette’s Banana Bread with chocolate chunks and candied ginger

April 24, 2013

This isn’t groundbreaking, there’s an infinite amount of banana bread recipes out there, but it is very very tasty. Go on…just one more banana bread recipe…give it a go…you know you want to… that spotty banana is crying out for your attention…

Orangette's banana bread

Just one more banana bread recipe, just give it to me.

I realise that this is a huge admission from someone who calls themselves a blogger, but until  my friend Victoria lent me Molly Wizenberg’s “A Homemade Life” I had not heard of Orangette (arguably one of the first big name bloggers). Luckily Victoria (lender of madeleine pans) has better taste than me. Molly’s blog is a masterclass in writing, though not updated as often now, since motherhood has understandably taken a more prominent role in her life.

It has taken me a long while to get around to making something from the book – primarily because it uses American measurements which always concern me a little bit but I’ve got loads of recipes bookmarked.

Molly Wizenberg a homemade life

A heart warming, stomach grumbling read

Glenn’s Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Candied Ginger
From A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg

1 cup granulated sugar (I used soft brown)
1 large egg
unsalted butter
2 ripe medium-size bananas
3 Tbs milk
2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (I used 100g dark chocolate cut into chunks)
Small chunks of candied ginger, to taste (I used stem ginger in syrup)
½ cup chopped walnuts, optional

Here’s the full recipe at Orangette. It’s also in the book, which I thoroughly recommend as both a good read and a source of recipes.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 24, 2013 11:05 pm

    Ok this Banana Loaf sounds really cool with the addition of chocolate and ginger so I might just have to give this one a go too, thanks for sharing:-)

  2. April 25, 2013 4:38 pm

    What a lovely combination of ingredients! I’ll be bookmarking this one.

  3. April 25, 2013 10:56 pm

    You can never have too many banana recipes. I’ll have to pass on the ginger though! Maybe some dried papaya or apricots instead. Thanks for sharing.

  4. April 26, 2013 7:59 pm

    I’m always looking for new banana dessert recipes. Love the idea of candied ginger and chocolate chips in banana bread. Lovely post.

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