The term c was born in the United States in the seventies and indicates a type of food that gives comfort o transmits a feeling of well-being; it is usually a food rich in carbohydrates, which reminds us of the cooking of our mothers or grandmothers, of when we were children.
Each of us, among our comfort foods, certainly has a nice homemade cake; the scent of the cake that comes out of the oven and fills the whole house is a pleasant memory for many people.
The homemade breakfast cake can be declined in many recipes. I would like to propose one that is inspired by an American dessert and that perhaps therefore, at first glance, it may appear far from an idea of comfort food all over the village. In reality, however, banana bread has all the characteristics of food that pampers and gives a good mood.
The banana bread recipe
This banana bread recipe contains chocolate, the ultimate comfort food. It is a very simple dessert to prepare, substantial, excellent for breakfast for the whole family and for a snack for children.
For best results, use banana i mature.
> 400 g of banana pulp equal to 3 or 4 bananas;
> 80 grams of whole cane sugar;
> 2 eggs;
> 200 g of flour 00;
> 75 g of softened butter;
> 1 whole vanilla yogurt;
> 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder;
> 1 sachet of baking powder for cakes;
> 50 g of dark chocolate;
> juice of half a lemon.
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Coarsely chop the chocolate. Mash the banana pulp very well with a fork and sprinkle it with the juice of half a lemon.
Separately, mix the butter with the sugaruntil a creamy consistency is obtained, add the yogurt and the two eggs and continue mixing.
When the ingredients are well blended, incorporate the mashed bananas and then the sifted flour, a spoon at a time, always stirring, and finally the cinnamon, the chopped dark chocolate and, lastly, the sifted yeast.
Pour the mixture into a previously greased and floured mold and bake in the oven at 180 ° C for 50 minutes.
If you want to get a crunchy crust on the surface of the cake, sprinkle a nice spoonful of brown sugar over it before putting in the oven.
If you wantand a sweeter result, increase the amount of sugar in the recipe. In reality, bananas are already sweet and it would not be necessary, but for a comfort food, an exception to the rule can be done; it is however advisable not to exceed 100 grams.
Banana bread is usually baked in a loaf pan, but nothing prevents you from making a different shape, for example a donut.
Alternatively or, in addition, to chocolate you can add chopped walnuts and / or hazelnuts in the recipe.
An even more greedy and comfort idea is serve lukewarm banana bread. Simply cut a large slice and heat it in a non-stick pan, oven or toaster.
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