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“I’m not eating that” . “It’s all brown & slimy” . Is this a cry you often hear from your kids, when you point them towards the fruit bowl. You want them to eat a healthy snack & those hard, green bananas you bought just the other day have gone soft already. So, what to do? don’t throw them in the bin, after all they have cost you money, turn them into a delicious pud. I bet the little darlings won’t turn their noses up at this and after all it can nearly be part of their 5 a day.
STICKY BANANA & CHOCOLATE PUDDING
Serves 4. Contains Dairy & Gluten.
Time taken: 30 mins + 30-40 mins Cooking time Oven Temp 190c, Gas 5, 375F
100g Self-raising Flour
2 Tbspns Cocoa powder
2. Large over ripe bananas
75g Dark Brown Sugar
2. Tbspns Milk
Pinch of salt
FOR THE STICKY BIT:
115g Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tbspns Cocoa
200ml Hot water
Sift flour, cocoa & salt together,
Cream together the butter & sugar until light. Add the bananas & continue beating to mix
Lightly mix the eggs together & gradually beat into the creamed mixture, adding a little of the sifted flour with the last additions of the eggs.
Fold in the remaining flour mix with enough milk to mix to a medium soft consistency.
Spoon into a greased, 1.2 Ltr baking dish.
In a bowl, mix together the Sticky Bit ingredients until well blended & pour over the top of the cake mixture.
Place, at once, just over centre of the pre-heated oven & bake for 30-40mins.
During cooking the cake will rise to the top, leaving the gooey, sticky bit at the bottom.
Serve hot with Greek Yoghurt, cream or ice cream. You can always add more fruit when serving this pudding. I just love it with frozen Fruits of the Forest. Thawed of course.
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Seasonal recipes are published, on a monthly basis in The Holt, Village Magazine Starting in February 2018.
You can also hear us on Marie Lennon’s morning show, BBC radio Wiltshire on Thurs 13th December and cooking in the BBC Wiltshire kitchen, while chatting to Holly Rattley about leftovers on 28th December 2017.
We are on Sue Davis Show BBC Radio Wiltshire for 6 weeks during November & December 2017.
Our last recipe in the series #loveyourleftovers #tastewiltshire Check out @BBCWiltshire’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BBCWiltshire/status/934725289283858432?s=09
TRUFFLEicious FRESH OWN RECIPE 72% Cocoa mass BELGIAN TRUFFLES, CHOCOLATES & Cakes
PRICE LIST CHRISTMAS 2017
Freshly made using some local ingredients and fresh fruit
No preservatives, additives or extra sugar.
Liqueur, Fruit, Vegetarian and Gluten/Dairy Free varieties.
Stem Ginger, Gluten / Dairy Free + Vegetarian 150g Cellophane Bag £5
Wiltshire Liqueurs. Liqueur Truffles. Blood Orange, GF,DF,V 100g Embossed Gold Ballontine £6
Strawberry Liqueur Crème GF, V Chocolates. 100g Embossed Gold Ballontine £6
Champagne GF, Vegetarian. Contains Dairy. 100g Embossed Gold Ballontine £6
Salt Caramel GF, Vegetarian. Contains Dairy. 100g Embossed Gold Ballontine £6
Florentines GF, V . 150g Cellophane Bag £5. (Contains nuts)
Black Forest Chocolate & Liqueur Truffle Log, Serves 8-10 GF, Contains nuts £15
Cranberry, Orange & Beetroot Mini Christmas Pud Chocolates, GF 100g Embossed Gold Ballontine £6 ( contains nuts)
Chocolate, Brandy & Fig, Truffle Cake Serves 10-12 Gluten Free £25 (Contains Nuts)
Jan Steele. The Stables Flat, Great Chalfield Manor, Nr Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8NJ
Mob: 07778 157375 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us to place your order, or if you have any questions.
Should you wish to seek us out on the run up to Christmas this is the page you need. Here you will find events we are attending, any offers we have running and mouth watering photos of our seasonal products.
Our next event is at a beautiful, moated, medieval Manor. Great Chalfield Manor is a National Trust Property, near Melksham, Wiltshire.
The Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 16th December 2017 from 10.30 – 3.30
You will be able to buy our 100% Homemade Chocolate Truffles (Gluten-free ), Cakes and Stollens.
Should you wish to order any Homemade goods, for collection at the Fayre, please contact us using the form below:
Our first event on Friday 17 Nov 2017 6pm – 8.30pm & Saturday 18th Nov 9.30 – 4pm will be at Lowden Garden Centre, Bath Road, Shaw, Melksham, Wiltshire. SN12 8EZ.
As well as our own recipe homemade Chocolate Truffles, this year we will be giving you the chance to sample & order our new, own recipe gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian alternative Christmas Cakes. These come in 3 different varieties & can be decorated (not dairyfree) or left unadorned for the purists among you.
All the above will be available at the events for sampling and can also be ordered for collection or delivery within a 3 mile radius.
Hope to see you #Foodies
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