Hello Everyone…First of all, I hope you all had a great and safe 4th of July. I have been very busy lately, as you can see I have been working on the website, I decided to give it a “face lift”… not to mention that in between we spent a week in Branson, Missouri.
Branson was a nice experience, lots of entertainment from classic to comedy. During our 6 nights and 5 days stay, we saw 6 shows…it was a lot of fun.
Now to the recipe…this is a very simple recipe for banana bread packed with chocolate chips, walnut and spiked with bourbon. Because of the bourbon in it, the banana bread has a nice aroma. The recipe is based from here. I halved the recipe and baked made 2 mini loaves.
1 cups all-purpose flour
½ tablespoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons bourbon
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F and place a rack in the center of the oven. Butter and flour 2 mini loaf pans. Make sure to remove excess of flour.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a medium bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the egg and beat for approximately one minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the bananas, lemon juice, and bourbon, beat until well incorporated. The mixture may look curdled. Turn the mixer to low, add the flour mixture all at once, and beat until almost completely incorporated.
Add the walnuts and chocolate, and stir by hand with a spatula or wooden spoon just until incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the mini loaf pans.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a skewer inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Let the loaf cool slightly in the pan, invert it on a wire rack and let it cool completely before slicing.