This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Cocoa-Nana Bread, chosen by Steph at Obsessed with Baking. I love Steph's blog, and she's such a fabulous baker. It's fascinating to me why people pick their recipes. It's a window into their personalities. I have over a year before I get to pick but I'm sure you'll learn something about me when that happens. I can't wait to read Steph's post and learn what about it spoke to her.
I love chocolate, and one of my coworkers' favorite Dorie recipes has been the banana bundt cake. This cake is the opposite of that one. The bundt cake smacked you with its banana-ness, and this one knocks you over with its chocolatey-ness. It was easy to put together, and it smelled amazing while it was baking (I imagine it made my Twitter buddy Kayte a little nauseous...she can't take chocolate). I used half white whole wheat flour, and there was no way you could tell with all that chocolate!
This recipe was a huge hit with my coworkers, one of whom declared it the best dessert he had ever had. I thought it was very good, but the small bits of banana distracted me from the simply incomparable chocolate flavor. I want to make this one again, but with less or no banana, because I want to enjoy the deep chocolate flavor without the distraction of the banana. I know, I know, I have a problem with chocolate.