Chocolate Banana Bread

I’m extremely impressionable when I browse through Pinterest photos or when I shop in the supermarket. I’ll see an ingredient or a photo and suddenly it’s like – yes – I must make that!!

Was watching a YouTube video that mentioned that banana bread is the most Googled recipe on the web. Oh really? I was hit with an intense urge to make the most Googled food item immediately. Decided to pop some chocolate chips in as well for some interest.

Recipe as follows:

265g self-raising flour
40g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
140g brown sugar
125ml milk
100g chocolate chips
2 eggs
50g melted butter
2 bananas, mashed

  1. Preheat oven to 160 Celcius (fan forced) and butter a 11x21cm loaf pan generously. Alternatively, just spray it liberally with a cooking spray.
  2. Measure all ingredients and pour all of it into a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your oven. Loaf is done when a toothpick comes out clean after insertion.
  4. Leave to cool. Slice and enjoy with liberal pats of butter.

Passionfruit Cocktail

It’s unseasonably hot in Melbourne now – today is forecasted to hit a top of 30 Celcius, which is pretty much like a summer day. After my morning 10 minute yoga session (that’s the most that I can tolerate at the moment before getting sick of it), I felt so warm I decided to make a cocktail. Which is very unusual for me because I don’t usually like drinking.

Passionfruit, soda water and a splash of Cointreau, topped with the last of my earl grey passionfruit macarons. Yum.