Sunday was a baking day again!
I really fancied something chocolate-y but not too sweet and this recipe seemed just perfect and easy enough.
100g dark chocolate
170g muscovado sugar
1.5 tspn baking powder
2 ripe bananas
50g hazelnuts (roasted so the skins fall off)
Heat the over to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare 2 small loaf tins by buttering them.
Melt the chocolate in bain-marie . Cream sugar and softened butter into a smooth paste and add the eggs one by one. Fold in all the dry ingredients, add the chocolate, mashed bananas and hazelnuts, combine and fill in the tins. Bake for 40-50 minuted or until the wooden stick comes out dry. Cool.
I took one of the loaves to work today and it disappeared very fast. A perfect afternoon tea cake. I think next time I am going to add more bananas, they added very subtle moisture and freshness to the cake, more is better I say!
I also visited Nardulli’s for the finest gelato this city has ever seen. I had passion fruit and mango sorbets and M had pistachio and choco nut which was pretty much frozen nutella. It was all heaven but the pistachio was just from another wonderful, creamy, nutty perfect world. I am so happy to have this place just a stroll away from my house. And I swear it will make a trip to Clapham worthwhile!
Full of sweets I settled to watch A Prophet, another great film from Jacques Audiard.