Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesdays With Dorie: Cocoa-Nana Bread

Some recipes sound so promising on paper, but fall flat in the execution. Others surpass even your greatest expectations. I'm afraid this week's Tuesdays With Dorie pick, Cocoa-Nana Bread, chosen by Steph of Obsessed With Baking, belongs to the former group.

Cocoa-Nana Bread. What's not to like? A rich batter strongly flavoured by cocoa powder. Semi-sweet chocolate chips added to the mixture to intensify the chocolate taste. And, of course, bananas: two of them, in fact.

The end result, though, was nothing spectacular. Not bad - just not as good as I was expecting. I couldn't taste the banana, leaving me with a run-of-the-mill (and rather dry) plain chocolate cake. Unfortunately, this isn't one I'd make again, although I appreciate the concept.

Thanks to Steph for this choice, and if you're interested in trying it out, click here for the recipe.


erin January 26, 2010 at 9:32:00 AM EST  

I enjoyed the recipe but I agree, I probably won't be making the recipe again.

Your bread looks great though!

Lauryn January 26, 2010 at 10:49:00 AM EST  

Sorry this wasnt a winner for you. I really loved this one...but it sounds like it got some mixed reviews from others. Oh well...you can't love em all!

Anna January 26, 2010 at 11:02:00 AM EST  

Aw, so sad. It looks and sounds so killer!

Christina and Jacob January 26, 2010 at 12:59:00 PM EST  

Mine was kinda dry, too, unfortunately. I saw someone else subbed yogurt for the bananas, and I was thinking this would have been great to do bananas and yogurt. Maybe next time...maybe...

But I love the way your loaf looks. Very nice!

Flourchild January 26, 2010 at 2:42:00 PM EST  

I won't be making it again but I enjoyed it too! NICe bread.

Susan January 26, 2010 at 3:14:00 PM EST  

I'm with you. While it looked great in photos, such as yours, it fell flat when it came to taste.

Steph January 27, 2010 at 3:11:00 PM EST  

I'm sorry yours turned out dry. The crumb looks really nice and dense though. Thanks for baking along with me!

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