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Bananas on the Barbecue

DSCF1185Apparently this is a staple of Scout camp cookery but I only stumbled upon this delicious dish in adulthood.

Leave the bananas in their skins and slit them along the length.
Push pieces of chocolate into the flesh and leave it to sit on the barbecue while you eat your main course. Chocolate buttons are ideal for this.

Once the skin is blackened the flesh will be beautifully soft and the flavour intensified. I like to serve it in a bowl with a little single cream. So easy and so delicious.

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Mini Scones

mini scones

scone dough

scone dough

I come from a long line of accomplished scone makers. Unfortunately, mine never really made the grade until I started using buttermilk as the wet ingredient and then ta -da success! Suddenly my scones were light and fluffy. Another family member creates the buttermilk effect by adding a dash of lemon juice to fresh milk before adding to the flour.

Before I gently roll out the dough I sprinkle the work surface with polenta or cornmeal. I enjoy the slightly gritty texture and it prevents the dough sticking more effectively than flour.

The scones I have made this week had a slightly nutty flavour because instead of using 8oz white SR flour I used 2oz of wholewheat flour and 6oz white SR flour.

My favourite filling for sweet scones at the moment is softly whipped double cream and raspberry jam. Later in the year when I have made some damson jam my scones will be filled with this and clotted cream.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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