“Bananas Foster II”:http://allrecipes.com/recipe/bananas-foster-ii/


2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups well-mashed banana (from about 3 large, ripe bananas)
1/4 cup full-fat plain yogurt
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Set a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a standard-size loaf pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the chocolate chips and crystallized ginger, and whisk well to combine. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a fork. Add the mashed banana, yogurt, butter, and vanilla, and stir to mix well. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold gently until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be thick and somewhat lumpy, but there should be no pockets of unincorporated flour. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, and slide it into the oven. Bake until the loaf is a deep golden brown color and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Cool the loaf in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a thin knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the loaf, and tip it out onto the rack to cool completely.

Yield: 1 loaf