Not exactly what Ms. Mary Berry would call an even bake, but lush all the same…
I learnt to bake with my Grandma in her kitchen. I’d help make mess; she’d let me lick the bowl. She’s started to forget her recipes, but I’m still using them. When I get home, I’ll teach the old recipe – “two, two, two and one”* – to her again, and no doubt, her work will still turn out to be better than mine.
500g plain chocolate
500g milk chocolate – ½ chopped into small pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coca (or hot chocolate) powder
2 medium bananas, peeled and mashed
Pre-heat oven to 180º
1. Melt plain chocolate and half the milk chocolate in a bain-marie.
2. Add margarine, olive oil, eggs and sugar to a bowl and mix.
3. Sift flour, baking powder, hot chocolate powder into a bowl.
4. Add banana, melted and chopped chocolate and mix thoroughly.
5. Put in a 10x25cm loaf tin* and into the oven for aprox. 1hr.
*Remember to margarine the tin and greaseproof paper the bottom!
* ratio of sugar, eggs, flour and butter