Friday, May 4, 2007

Famous Blonde Banana Brownies

Dry, uber-sweet teeth-killers? I don't think so.

2 bananas, smooshed
1 cup butter
1/4 brown sugar
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup flour
1 pinch baking soda
2 pinches baking powder
few Table spoons coco powder
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a brownie pan or know better if your pan is nonstick. Mash the bananas. Smoosh the bananas, not too cold butter and brown sugar together. Thoroughly slop the syrup then eggs in. Sift the dry ingredients on top, avoiding yucky tasting lumps of the bitter stuff. Add some coco powder to taste - probably starting with about 2 Tbl Spns. Add the milk. I promise it can use that much liquid. This is not an ungooey recipe for sissies. This is a gooey recipe for sissies.

Bake for about 45 min. Don't check so early that is collapses, but if your oven runs hot, dummy, check it sooner after 30 min.

If you want this to be a dry, crummy cake, leave out the bananas and trade 1/4 of syrup for 1/4 of sugar. It also doesn't need to be brown sugar. It does need chocolate chips if you want it to be some dry, vaguely maple cake that you will be lucky to devour in the week before it's totally unappealing in addition to crumbly. I guess you could bake it in two circle pans and make a nice cake with some chocolate frosting. But you could find better recipes for that. Like a cake with strawberry yogurt.

Trust me. I tried the dry cake. You want the brownies. Unless you hate bananas or banana bread. Then make your dry sissie cake.

1 comment:

Julie said...

how do these hold up with vegan and gluten-free substitutes? note: i will ask this question for every delicious recipe you post :)