Fans of Food Network chef Bobby Flay had a lot to say about his coffee-infused chocolate chip banana bread – and it was all good.
With chopped semi-sweet chocolate flecking this not-too-sweet bread and its decadent espresso-cinnamon filling, Flay’s five-star ratings for this recipe aren’t too surprising.
Bobby Flay fans say his banana bread is the best they’ve ever tasted
Banana bread is banana bread, right? Not this recipe. That’s what the majority of reviewers of Flay’s Spin on Classic Baked Quick Bread had to say.
“Made this today. Awesome Bobby! And the spreadable butter is just as tasty, hubby doesn’t like bananas, he likes this! … No more boring banana bread here,” one reviewer wrote.
Another home cook said, “This recipe is AMAZING!!!!! 5⭐ is not enough!!”
“Lots of flavors between bananas, chocolate and espresso powder. And the cinnamon butter completes the whole thing perfectly. Even better the next day,” said another cook.
Finally, one reviewer commented on how delicious the bread was, even on its own, without the accompanying topping: “This has to be the most delicious banana bread I’ve ever had and/or made.” Even without the espresso butter. Everyone devoured it the last time I made it.
For more reviews, videos, and the full recipe, visit the Food Network site.
Flay’s banana bread recipe is quite unique
Beat star Bobby Flay’s banana bread recipe is calling for the bread: unsalted butter, instant espresso powder, all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, semi-ripe bananas (Flay says their peels “should be pretty black”), granulated sugar, brown sugar, one egg, and semi-ripe chocolate. chopped sweet.
For the cinnamon espresso butteryou will need unsalted butter, icing sugar, instant espresso powder, ground cinnamon and fine salt.
Flay, in the Food Network video, above, notes that for the butter mixture, you’ll want to “use room temperature butter here so it’s easy to mix all of these ingredients together.”
The Secret Sauce That Makes Flay’s Banana Bread So Good
Flay’s banana bread is assembled much like other banana breads. The dry ingredients of flour, baking soda and salt are mixed in a bowl. Then the wet ingredients are mixed and combined with the dry ones.
The secret ingredient to the celebrity chef’s unforgettable bread is butter which has been cooked slowly and gently, until sizzling and dark brown in color. And the flavor of the browned butter is amazing: it’s a caramelized, rich taste that, combined with the instant espresso, infuses the final banana bread with an intensely complex flavor.
The chopped chocolate is mixed into the batter last. Chopped semi-sweet chocolate, as opposed to chocolate chips, results in wonderfully uneven chunks that spread all over the bread.
Flay adds that it’s important to wait at least 15 to 20 minutes before removing the banana bread from the loaf pan.
Tasting the bread, Flay says in the video, “It’s out of sight. It is so good.
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