Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mini Cocoa-nana Breads -- Tuesdays with Dorie


Tuesdays with Dorie, oh how I've missed thee! So nice to be back to making (and posting about) our Tuesday treat of the week. These delicious little cocoa-nana loaves were picked for us to try by Steph of Obsessed with Baking, thank you Steph!


The recipe actually makes one big loaf but I decided to bring out the mini loaf pan that had been sitting unbaked in for months, poor neglected pan...

I used up the last of my Hershey's Special Dark Dutch processed cocoa powder for this recipe, the recipe calls for 1 cup of cocoa powder and I used 3/4 cups of Special Dark (finishing up my box) and 1/4 cup of regular Hershey's cocoa powder. If you love dark chocolate you really need to have some dark cocoa powder in your pantry because this Special Dark cocoa powder really packs a dark chocolate punch. The Special Dark cocoa powder gave these breads an outrageously dark look but also a real chocolate depth to go with the banana. The little loaves were delicious and to me the flavor improved after sitting overnight.


Do these look familiar? They were last Tuesday's treat, Lillian of
Confectiona’s Realm picked Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars to try and I baked along with everyone and really loved these bars (raisins and all!) but didn't get a chance to post. These were such a yummy treat and as much as I enjoyed them I did have a couple of taste testers who were turned off by the raisins and picky husband said that the chocolate part was good and the oatmeal base was good, but together they were just too much...he couldn't even finish one little bar, silly guy!


9 comments:

Steph said...

Your minis are cute! Thanks for baking along with me this week.

natalia said...

Ciao ! Great double Dorie !!! I'm more for bitter sweet but my kids agree with you !

Flourchild said...

Great looking mimis and last weeks TWD too! It's nice to have you back baking with us!

Susan said...

I love the Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa! Your minis look fabulous and your bars look great too!

Debinhawaii said...

Love your mini loaves--they look so chocolaty and good!

Hanaâ said...

The mini loaves look super cute. Love the dark color! I happen to like banana and choc together. But I found out, not everybody does. They prefer them separate from one another :o)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yay! Good to have you posting lots of treats again.
Those mini loaves are so cute and delicious! And I love that special dark cocoa powder.

Leslie said...

I love your cute little breads! Can you believe I have a pan like that & I have never used it? But now that you've reminded me I am going to break that thing in. Your almost candy bars look great, too. We loved both of these!

mikejdunlap said...

Very nice MINI'S! They look wonderful - as well as the Oatmeal bars! Nicely done!

mike
TWD blog:
web.me.com/mikejdunlap

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