Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chocolate Chip, Banana & Strawberry Bread

Weather for Te Awamutu today,
Season :
Forecast :
Chance of Rain
Temp : 25C | 15C
Current :
Moderate Breeze With Late Fog
Temp : 14°C

Salam, Kia Ora...

First of all, I would like to wish all Muslims, all over the world : Salam Ma'al Hijrah 1432H.   May we be showered with blessings from Allah s.w.t for this Muslim Lunar New Year.....amin.

Another new supermarket, Countdown, opened its door in Te Awamutu last Friday.  Pak N Save (PnS), another supermarket giant, just opened here too last month.  One thing for sure, I do not have to travel all the way to Hamilton now to buy my groceries from the supermarket.  Before these 2 supermarket giants opened in Te Awamutu....there were only Woolworths & Fresh Choice.  Their prices are a little dearer.  Just hope that PnS here will have more halal produce on their supermarket shelves soon *crosses fingers* ;)

I went to Countdown last Saturday and bought almost 3kgs of 'Dole' bananas and they only cost $2.80.  The bananas were 99 cents per kg, I also bought 4 Ecuador mangoes for 99 cents each, 4 avocados for $1.40 (for 4 of them), 2 punnets of strawberries at $2 each, half 'Dole' pineapple for 99 cents & 1.5kg braeburn apples at 59 cents a kg.  Woowwwweeeiii I was so happy to see the cheap fruits prices.  

Since I've an overdose of bananas, I decided to make this bread today.  The original recipe is adapted from cakespy but I made a few changes to the ingredients and quantity.  End result....a very soft, fruity, aromatic, full of choc chips, banana-iey & strawberry-iey bread, it also sort of taste like a cake.....hehehez ;)

Source : You can view the original recipe here.   Thank u cakespy for sharing the recipe.

This is my version whereby I doubled the recipe & made some changes to the ingredients......

  • 3 cups standard flour.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups mashed banana
  • 3/4 cups diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted, cooled butter or canola oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Mix all of the above together in a big bowl. Don't overmix--just mix until incorporated.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees F / 162 degrees C for around an hour, check center with toothpick; if toothpick comes out clean, it's done.
Note : I used a large loaf pan and baked mine at 140 degrees C for 1 hr 25 mins.  I've even tried using the breadmaker for this bread.  Just select 'dough' and let the BM mix all the ingredients for 5 mins.  Then stop the BM and put to 'bake only' and choose Basic Bread, your choice of either Light or Medium crust.

If u guessed we had a BBQ again last Saturday....u are definitely right :D.  This time we invited our close neighbour aka 'The Landlord' to join us.

 This time I marinated the chicken myself with whatever spices in the pantry & fridge.  We also had chicken sausages and satays which Auntie Eton packed for us, leftover from her bbq.

Take care everyone........

Me Te Aroha...With Love,
Anie ;)

Bananas on Foodista


Maya Marisa said...

The bread look soooo tempting. Besok lunch time i nak singgah Cold Storage carik frozen strawberry...
btw, salam maal hijrah!

Anie said...


This bread is as easy as the banana muffins. Btw, u dah buat banana muffins ke blum?? hehehez ;)

Yat Maria said...


since gd review fr u kan..i shall try the recipe okay ;) nak jugak merasa the banana-iey, strawberry-iey, chocolate-chip-sy bread/cake..hehe..suker the -iey2 tu sumer :)

best nyer temp Current :
Moderate Breeze With Late Fog
Temp : 14°C..best untuk baca2 buku duduk luar..kalo lucky trus buat tai* mata..mueheheh..

Anie said...


Babe, recipe ni senang nak buat pulak tu. Cuma guna 1 mangkuk, 1 garfu, 1 spatula, measuring cups and spoons...tak payah cuci byk benda lagi...hehehez. I was looking for a word to end for the choc chips...-sy is the work yg kena. Pandai, pandai, mmg pandai u :D

Walaupun temp 14deg C, kita tgh on kipas skarang...Jannah kalau tido tak on kipas, maka akan berpeluh2 lah dia. Dan mlm2 tak boleh duduk dkt luar, ada byk nyamuk mungkin tikus pun ada kot....eeeiiiiwww :D