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Banana Brownies

Banana Brownies G

This decadent brownie was inspired by a very delicious milkshake I once had (well, thrice had – it was that good!). A slab of brownie blended with a whole banana plus milk and a squeeze of honey into the best milkshake I’ve ever tasted. Hands down. Here I’ve cooked down the banana with warming cinnamon and swirled it through a brownie that is chewy and gooey and chocolatey. Yes please!
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Banoffee Tarts

Banoffee Tarts BI’ve never been a fan of banoffee pie (wait, wait) because I find the textures all wrong. It’s all soft and crumbly and airy and mushy and I just don’t get it. What I do get, however, is that bananas and toffee get on like a house on fire. On top of the digestive biscuit pastry sits the pièce de résistance: banana toffee. This stuff just hits the spot, I mean, all the spots. I actually ate a good amount of it on it’s own, but on top of the digestive base and beneath the whipped cream it is divine! One quick note, the caramelised banana slices don’t stay good for too long so if you plan to make this recipe in advance, save caramelising the bananas until you are about to serve.
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Banana Layer Slab

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Banana and pecan that classic combo, paired here with chocolate (an all-time favourite) into a five-layer dessert. I agree the name ‘slab’ is a bit heavy-handed, but I couldn’t think of a way to describe it better, so here it is: Banana Layer Slab!

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Banana Bread

I’ve really gotten into baking loaf cakes recently. And of course one of the, if not the most, quintessential loaf cakes is banana bread. They say the riper the bananas the better so buy them at least a week in advance, wrap in a bag and leave to ripen – I use them when they have black freckles all over. I’ve been quite specific about the amount of banana used, that is for two reasons: one, who knows exactly how big a medium banana  is? And two, when baking I like to be sure I’ll yield the same great results again and again and again and… you get the picture. There’s nothing fancy here, in fact I kind of wish there was to give it more of a wow factor but I guess I’ll have to do that in the next post! And here’s a nice little tip: any leftover banana (unless you manage to get exactly 350g when peeled) can be shoved in a blender with some orange juice and there you have a lovely smoothie to drink while the banana aroma fills the house =] Click here for the recipe