I ate this at Simi's place in my usual round of neighbourly chat, amongst the assortment of her bakes. Followed it word for word as given in her recipe except that I put in more chocolate chips, cause more the chocolate the merrier was the mantra for the day. I even had my son help me bake this, he was more excited about the whole thing than I was.
I even had my friend Jen walk in through my door just when I left the cake to cool on the dining table and was it candy to her eyes or what, she simply couldn't resist asking me to cut a portion for her...like it was left there to just dig into...the aroma of a fresh bake was irresistably wafting through my whole house.
Flour - 1 3/4cup
Butter - 100gms
Egg - 1 beaten well
Castor Sugar - 1 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1tbsp
Chocolate Chips - 1/2cup
Baking Soda - 1tsp
Banana - 3 large (mashed to a smooth consistency)
Preheat the oven to 160 C. Grease a loaf tin and keep aside. Sift the flour and baking soda and set aside. Cream the butter, eggs and vanilla till smooth. Add in the mashed banana and mix well. Then add the sifted flour little by little and continue to mix well. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Bake for 35minutes or till done. Serve warm and this can be stored in an airtight container for about a week if it lasts that long.
The other happiness added to the joy of baking is that Madhuri Kumar of Cook- Curry Nook passed on this precious award and made my day even special.