Banana by Jason Gulledge
I had two ripe bananas that nobody was gonna eat, but I didn’t want to make a banana bread again. I googled for some recipes, and came up with one for banana chocolate cookies. You’ll need 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup (or less if you’re not a big fan of sweet things) sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1 and 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon soda bicarbonate, 2 bananas, pinch of salt, chocolate (use as much as you want, depending on how strong you want the chocolate taste to be. You can use chocolate chips too).
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Mix butter with sugar (your life will be considerably simplified if you leave the butter at room temperature for 30 minutes before you start working on it).
- In a separate bowl, mix egg with vanilla. Then gradually incorporate it into the butter mixture.
- Add flour, pinch of salt, soda (I always dissolve it with one teaspoon of lemon juice) and bananas.
- If using chocolate chips, simply add them. I used 2 squares of a cooking chocolate bar, melted it in a small pan (you can do it on the stove or in the microwave). Incorporate melted chocolate into the mixture.
- If you want (and I would highly recommend it), add some raisins and a bit of rum.
- Using a spoon, place small round cookies on two baking sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Photo credits: Jason Gulledge