Recipe: Baked Bananas

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The coconut and oranges give a really tropical taste to this banana pudding.


  • 6 bananas, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 3 tbsps. brown sugar
  • 1 teacupful orange juice
  • 1 breakfastcupful desiccated coconut
  • whipping cream
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Place the bananas side by side in a buttered ovenproof dish and pour the orange juice and sugar over them
    2. Sprinkle with the dessicated coconut and bake in a moderate oven for ten minutes
    3. Serve hot with the whipped cream

    Recipe: Ella Maud’s Hot Banana Pudding

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    A hot banana pudding with a super brandy and cream sauce.


  • 3 large bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 2 tbsps. melted butter
  • 2 oz. raisins
  • 2 oz. chopped cherries
  • half a cup of sugar
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • whipping cream
  • 2 tbsps. brandy
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Mix all the ingredients apart from the cream and brandy in a pudding basin
    2. Cover and tightly seal with a double thickness of greased proof paper and tie securely
    3. Place in a saucepan that is half full of boiling water
    4. Steam for 2 hours, replenishing the water in the saucepan as necessary
    5. When the pudding is cooked, remove the paper, loosen the edges with a knife and turn on to a pudding dish
    6. Whisk together the cream and brandy and pour over the hot banana pudding

    Recipe: Banana Russe

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    You will find this banana russe recipe a pretty and delicious sweet.


  • 1 pint jelly, any flavor
  • 3 bananas peeled and sliced
  • caster sugar
  • whipping cream to decorate
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Place a layer of bananas in a glass dish, sprinkle with a layer of caster sugar and cover with a layer of the jelly
    2. Fill the dish with alternate layers of fruit and jelly
    3. Whip the cream with a little caster sugar and decorate

    Recipe: Banana and Chocolate Cream

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    A handy sweet that can be made well in advance of that little intimate dinner for two leaving you lots of time for yourself.


  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 tbsps. double cream for decorating
  • half a pint of milk
  • 1 oz. sugar
  • 1 oz. drinking chocolate
  • 1 oz. Cornflour
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the drinking chocolate and cornflour in a bowl then add sufficient milk to mix into a paste
    2. Warm the remaining milk together with the sugar in a saucepan until nearly boiling then pour over the blended chocolate paste
    3. Return to the saucepan and stirring continuously, return to the boil and cook until thickened
    4. Divide the banana between two sundae dishes, pour over the chocolate sauce and leave to cool
    5. Decorate with the whipped cream and serve

    Recipe: Banana Split

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    A quick and easy recipe for that old favorite, the banana split.


  • 4 bananas
  • 4 portions of ice cream
  • 4 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 1 oz. shelled walnuts
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Peel the bananas and cut in half lengthwise
    2. Chop the nuts and sieve the jam
    3. Place a portion of ice cream in four sweet dishes and arrange the banana pieces at either side
    4. Pour the jam over and sprinkle with the chopped nuts

    Recipe: Banana Tart

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    More of a pudding than a pie this banana tart is excellent with a little cream or custard.


  • 4-6 bananas, cut into thin rings
  • juice of half a lemon
  • one to one and a half tablespoons of sugar
  • flaky pastry, sufficient to cover pie-dish
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Fill a greased pie-dish with the bananas
    2. Add the lemon juice and sugar
    3. Top with flaky pastry and bake until browned

    Recipe: Banana Fingers

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    Tasty banana biscuits that are ideal for a trip to the country or for the school lunch box.


  • 4 bananas
  • 8 oz. (225g) rolled oats
  • 8 oz. (225g) wholemeal flour
  • 8 oz. (225g) sugar
  • 8 oz. (225g) butter
  • half a tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Mix together the rolled oats, sugar, wholemeal flour, butter and bicarbonate of soda
    2. Blend in 2 eggs and mix to a stiff dough
    3. Divide into 2 portions and place one portion in the bottom of a greased 9 inch shallow square baking tin
    4. Slice the bananas on to this, then put the other half of the mixture on top
    5. Bake a golden brown and cut into fingers

    Recipe: Banana Nut Pancakes

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    Not just a pudding but a delicious snack or supper dish


  • 2 large bananas, mashed to a puree
  • 3 tbsp. double cream
  • 4 oz. (100g) plain flour
  • 1 oz. (25g) brown sugar
  • 2 oz. (50g) hazelnuts, crushed
  • 1 large egg
  • quarter pint (125ml) milk
  • 2 oz. (50g) lard
  • pinch of salt
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Mix the bananas with the double cream and sugar
    2. Toast the nuts lightly under the grill, turning all the time
    3. Allow to cool then blend in with the banana mixture
    4. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl then make a well in the center and add the egg
    5. Mix to a smooth batter with the milk and gradually whisk in a quarter pint (125ml) cold water
    6. Melt a quarter ounce (7g) knob of lard in a small frying pan and when hot pour in a little of the batter
    7. Cook for about one minute until golden on the bottom then toss and cook for another minute
    8. Repeat this process until you have made seven more pancakes
    9. Fold the pancakes into quarters and spoon some of the banana nut filling into the pockets
    10. Serve immediately