Last week Ricardo made a banana bread with Montreal Canadiens player Mathieu Darche. Mathieu said that the recipe was from his mom. I made it and it's delicious. As with any banana bread it is better the next day. With Hershey's chocolate chips your banana bread will be a success.
We had a busy week-end with hockey. My son Mathieu was in a hockey tournament and we did some volunteer hours. On Sunday my two oldest came for Dinner. It was a nice way to end the week-end.
Next Sunday we are heading to Vegas. We were there in August and can't wait to go back. We are staying at The Palazzo again. Love that place. We got tickets for Elton John, will do some shopping and try new restaurants.
MATHIEU DARCHE'S BANANA AND CHOCOLATE BREAD
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 to 5 ripe bananas, mashed (2 1/2 cups)
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
1- Preheat oven to 350F. Line three 9x5-in loaf pans with parchment paper.
2- Mash the bananas with the sugar. Place in a medium bowl and add the butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the sour cream.
3- In a large bowl mix the flour with baking powder and baking soda. Add the banana mixture and with an electric mixer, mix on low speed. Add the chocolate chips with a fork.
4- Spread the batter in three loaf pans.
5- Bake at 350F for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Adapted from Ricardo.