Banana and Coconut Crumble

During the lockdown period everyone has gone to town on making banana bread. Now, don’t get me wrong, banana bread is good but I wanted to mix things up a bit and made my own little twist to a classic dessert. So here we are, another way to make use of those extra bananas; I hope you all enjoy.

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 dessert spoon of coconut flakes
  • 70g self-raising flour
  • 42g butter
  • 30g light brown sugar
  • 2tsp maple syrup

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Roughly slice the bananas, layer and spread across a baking dish.
  3. Put the coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup in a bowl and give it a good mix.
  4. In a separate bowl put the flour and butter together and rub to make a crumble.
  5. Then add the sugar and the coconut flakes and mix together with your hands.
  6. Pour over the coconut milk mixture over the bananas.
  7. Evenly scatter the crumble over the bananas and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.

Best served hot. Delicious on its own or with a serving of single cream or ice cream.

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Lamb and Pea Stew

I remember when I went to university and left London, I had a chat with my mum about her food and some of her recipes; just so that I could have some of those home comforts when I was away. This dish was one of the recipes that I wanted, little did I know that it was SO easy to make and only consists of 6 components. I’m sorry but I won’t be sharing this recipe with you guys, it belongs to my mum- she’s the boss.

Yesterday I decided that I would make it for lunch today, only it was the first time (after all those years) that I would be making it for my parents too! Such a simple, no stress recipe and yet I was nervous as ever!
Fortunately it seemed to have gone down a treat, admittedly I thought it tasted quite nice but not as good as mum’s; I find that that will forever be the case with home cooked food.

This along with several other dishes resonates with my childhood; amazing flavour and so simple. Just reminds you that the nicest meals you can have do not have to be so complex.

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