Yes that is a title and a half but this is a recipe worthy of it. This is another wonderful recipe from the great Madhur Jaffrey. The cookbook I own, simply named Curries, doesn’t appear to be available anymore but I have a feeling that you’ll be in good hands with any of her recipe books. This recipe she credits to the Lake Palace Hotel in Udaipur, a former royal palace placed in the middle of a lake and now on my dream holiday list.
I don’t normally go for vegan recipes. I can skip the meat, but a lot of times the ingredients used in place of the animal by-products aren’t as healthy as people make them out to be. This recipe, however, is vegan as well as all-natural. There aren’t any chemicals or substitutes or artificial flavors. The obvious ingredients are cocoa and sweetener of your choice. The secret ingredient, however, is after the jump.
Banana bread is one of my favourite things. For a while I bought bananas specifically so I could leave them to age so I would ‘have’ to make banana bread with them. This week I cut out the aging process and bought a bag of rather ripe bananas for the ridiculously small cost of 50p from our local greengrocer.
I have sung the praises of The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook before but I don’t think I’ve actually shared a recipe from this book yet. I am lazy so I have replaced the suggested chocolate icing with chunks (and rather large chunks at that) of dark chocolate.
These are, to echo the welsh, lush. There is the lovely moist banana and the chunks of chocolate which are always welcome. They are great with a cup of tea and I was craving them all day at work. Continue Reading