Monday, April 16, 2012

Liza Baker's Chocolate Banana Bread

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend of mine, Liza Baker.  She is just the greatest!  Everyone should have a friend like her, giving and loving.  Here she is eating something at my bridal shower!
Miss Liza
For the past couple of years she has been struggling with an unknown disease.  This young woman who has been so strong, raising her son all by herself and supporting them both, could no longer do so.

In the fall of 2010 she was hospitalized at Stanford University hospital for months.  She could not breath on her own and had to have a breathing apparatus attached to her trachea.  Since her release from the hospital in December of that same year she has had to constantly be on oxygen.  However, a recent trip to UC Davis med center has allowed her to get off of the oxygen.  Happy day!  I hope that she continues to get better and that she will be able to go back to school and fulfill life long dreams.

Miss Liza's Chocolate Banana Bread
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  • 1/2 cup butter (1 cube) 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate baking powder (Hersey's non sweet)
  • 1 teaspoonful baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoonful salt
  • 1 cup (about 2 to 3) mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream together  butter and sugar
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  • Add vanilla, and eggs until creamy and well mixed. 
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  • In separate bowl mix flour, chocolate, salt, and baking soda
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  • Add bananas and milk to sugar mixture. 
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  • When that is well mixed start mixing in the dry ingredients, may take a little to get them completely mixed.
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  • Take 1 bread pan and spray with oil
  • Pour some chocolate powder in pan and cover all surfaces. 
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  • Should cook for 45-50 minutes or when you can place a knife through center and come out clean.
  • Makes 1 bread pan size loaf.
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Dianna: "Not too sweet, not too chocolaty, not overwhelmingly bananay.  Just right for breakfast or whenever!"

Alex: "I like it."

1 comment:

  1. I will have to make this. Lily Sue thought that it was silly. I think she will love it. She is a banana hound. And Tiernan will love the chocolaty part.


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