My apologies for the picture with this recipe, Mum cut the picture in half so it’s the best I could do. I thought it worth putting in to show the texture of the cake – the banana is quite chunky. That together with the wholemeal flour and coffee makes it quite a different banana cake.
Sadly, Christmas decorations are already appearing in the shopping centres even though it’s still October. So I suppose it’s nearly time to start working out what Christmas cake and what style of pudding to make this year. I seem to make a different version every year. I’m not quite sure if this recipe qualifies as a Christmas pudding, but if you’re looking for something different it might be worth trying.
The traditional French toast with just sugar and cinnamon is wonderful enough, but adding bananas, ricotta, honey and macadamias can only make it just that much better.
These could be a fairly healthy biscuit for the kids during the school holidays or as they’re pretty easy to make they might even be a good holiday activity. They won’t keep long with the mushy bananas inside, but they probably won’t last long with the kids around anyway.
I think this 70s recipe was probably devised by someone who had a large crop of rhubarb growing in their backyard and was trying to find a way to use it all. Mum wasn’t as creative with Dad’s produce she just stewed it with some sugar and served it with custard – Dad loved it that way.
If you don’t have the time or the energy to make the pastry shell used in this recipe just use a bought one, but make sure you get one big enough, as you don’t want the filling overflowing in the oven.
To be honest I don’t think this is particularly ‘tropical’, but it still sounds good. It’s really just an apple crumble with bananas, coconut and pecans – does that make it tropical, I leave it to you to decide……..