I know what you have in mind......exactly what I have in mind too when I received these 'ugly-dark skinned over-riped bananas' from my FiL. According to him, a friend gave him like.......4 to 5 bunches few days ago, and they were already a bit ripe at that time......so after a few days has gone by you can see how ugly they got.....LOL
I personally don't fancy bananas especially if you ask me to eat them like that.....I mean as a fruit. I would choose anything else but bananas. The funny thing is if they were bake into cakes.......then its different, haha.......crazy woman you might think. Ya, well, I totally agree to it myself :P
Anyway, I got these bananas last Saturday from my FiL, and I already baked a 'Banana Walnut Cake' for my sister and also my Hubby's Tai Yee the same day. Unfortunately, I was in a rush to fetch my son from his basketball practice, so once the cake got out of the oven I quickly packed it and sent over to my in-laws house where the two ladies are having their weekly 'dry-swimming' session there. My bad, I did not snap a shot of the cake, it was actually a very fluffy, rich and nice one though. Don't worry, I 'll definitely bake it again someday when I was being given 'lots of over-riped bananas' by my FiL, hehe.....
The reason why I baked banana cake again today is because I still have some of the bananas in the fridge from the last bake. Since my FiL complaint yesterday that he did not get to taste the Banana Cake I baked yesterday, because the two ladies quickly wrapped up the cake and kept it away from him, LOL........I told him I'll bake another one for him today........and so I did :)
Instead of baking the same Banana Cake I did on Saturday, I decided to bake this one as I just got this awesome recipe few days ago from here. Now that I have a good excuse to bake it, why not, haha!! Seriously, you must try it, the cake texture is awesomely 'soft and fluffy'....almost fragile I would say, :P
Here's the recipe that I did with a little changes, however if you want the original one, you can kindly hit on the above link ;)
CHOCOLATE BOTTOM BANANA SQUARES
130gm Butter, softened
140gm castor sugar (I reduced it from the initial 225gm)
1 egg , lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 -4 medium ripe bananas, mashed or pureed
190gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
A pinch of salt
30gm good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cups chocolate chips (I reduced from the initial 1 cup)
2 Tbsp milk
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the egg, vanilla essence and then the mashed / pureed bananas, beating thoroughly.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and salt. Slowly add into the mixture in a few batch until well mixed.
- Divide the batter into half. Add the cocoa powder to one portion of the batter and mix well.
- Evenly spread the cocoa batter on a lightly greased and lined with parchment paper 8" inch square baking tin.
- Spread the remaining plain batter on top and gently swirl it with a knife. Lightly sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.
- Bake at 180 degree Celsius for about 30 minutes or the tester comes out clean when inserted to the centre of the cake.
- Cool on the wire rack before cutting them into squares and serve.