I can’t tell you how good it feels to be on holiday. To have constantly around 26 ° C, the sea, the mountains. I really needed that. But didn’t realize it until the first day passed. I just couldn’t get into vacation mode. I was constantly worrying over work-related stuff and I was cold and tired. Something like: it’s nice here but can we go home, so I can get work done? Please?! Luckily we didn’t! Because Tenerife is amazing at this time of year. The plants are blooming, it’s hot but not too much and I can only image how busy with tourists this island would be in summer when almost every single German over 55 and half of the elder British population comes here to feel what summer’s supposed to be. However I will tell you more about the island in another post. For now I wanted to show you something that I made at home (and it should have gone up yesterday, but the internet failed me – another sign that I’m actually on vacation): Banana brownies.


All you need is:

– 120 g dark chocolate
– 120 g butter
– 150 g sugar
– 2 eggs
– 150 g flour
– 2 tbsp cacao powder
– 2 smashed bananas

Melt the chocolate with the butter and let it cool a little before adding the sugar and eggs. Mix well and sieve in the flour, cacao butter and banana. Combine slowly but thoroughly and bake for 30 mins in the 175 ° C preheated oven.


One of the little things I knew about the Canary Islands before arriving here, was that they’re famous for their bananas. So in the honour of my November vacation, I created this brownie recipe (and it had nothing to do with the fact that there were bananas going brown at home. It’s totally an homage at the Canary Islands!).


They tasted surprisingly strong like bananas. I thought that the chocolate would be a little overpowering but au contraire (the opposite)!

These are the perfect combination of fruit with chocolate. Adding exta moisture and a surprising taste.


Now I’m going back to deciding where I’m going to eat tonight. I send you some warm sunny rays if you’re looking at cold and foggy November days.

Now. Carry on!