It had snowed, it was cold and I wasn't in my best mood... something had to be done about it... chocolate and bananas were there to save the day.
Sweet banana, intense chocolate... welcome to heaven (yes, that thing by the bananas is snow)
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
6 ounces butter cut into cubes
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 bananas, very ripe, cut into little chunks
1 cup flour
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a bowl, melt butter and chocolate in the microwave (or in a double boiler). To avoid burning the chocolate, heat the mixture in intervals of 30 seconds and mix well after each heating. Set aside to cool. In a separate bowl mix eggs, vanilla and sugar. Slowly add the melted chocolate into the egg mixture while mixing well. Stir in the chopped banana. Pour the batter in a well buttered pan and bake for 30 min, until the brownie is set but looks slightly giggly in the center or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Let cool and cut into squares.
The bitterness of the chocolate and the sweetness of the banana are the perfect combination for a cold afternoon, or morning, or evening. They are just great.