You might have thought banana bread was just fine all by itself.  You might have thought there was no point to adding peanut butter, and even less to adding chocolate.  Lucky you! to have lived all these years free from the serpent of temptation.

But in Baked Elements (from Baked, the Brooklyn bakery whose boozy debut cookbook was published a couple of years ago) all bets are off.  More is more, and no indulgence is left unexplored – as we discovered during a week of testing that had a truly catastrophic effect on the family weight-loss effort.

Click here to read today’s review of Baked Elements in the Boston Globe.