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……..
I have no idea what the calorie/kilojoule count of this dessert is, but as I think you’d also have to finish it off with cream and/or icecream on top, it’s probably better not to know and just enjoy it.
I was looking for a nice warming winter dessert when I found this recipe. It’s probably best served cold, but it might work warm or at least not straight out of the fridge.
This one comes from a 1974 New Idea section named Tasty Meals on a Budget. It’s a rice bubble, banana, coffee and marshmallow delight. I can’t decided just how the filling would taste, although I do think it’s one for those who have a sweet tooth.