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Thursday 1 May 2014

Baked Rum Bananas for No Waste Food Challenge

I'm hosting the No Waste Food Challenge this month.  This challenge is all about using every bit of food that you buy, it was started by Kate of Turquoise Lemons, and is now in the capable hands of Elizabeth at Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

You are free to share any recipe which uses up any ingredients which otherwise might have gone to waste. Tell us how you salvaged that stale bread, spotty mushy brown bananas, those softening vegetables in the bottom of the fridge.  Elizabeth has also set up a Pinterest board, to which all entries will be added.

I did have some of those spotty bananas, it doesn't happen often and usually I use them to make banana bread or muffins.  However, I didn't have time to do that, so I thought they would make a simple and delicious dessert.  I also had half a lime in the fridge and a small quantity of rum in the bottom of a miniature bottle.

Baked Rum Bananas
4 bananas
30g butter
2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
1 tbsp rum (or orange juice)
zest and juice of half a lime

1. Heat the oven to 220C/Gas 7.
2. Slice the bananas lengthways and place in an oven proof dish.
3. Sprinkle over the lime zest and pour over the rum and lime juice.
4. Dot the butter over the bananas and cover with the sugar.
5. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown and bubbling.
6. Serve with greek yogurt, cream or icecream.

I'm not usually a huge fan of baked bananas as they are often too sweet for my liking, however the lime zest and juice really cuts through the sweetness and we all really enjoyed the Baked Rum Bananas.

Challenge Conditions:

1. Please link up your URL using the linky at the bottom of this month's challenge post.
2. Feel free to republish old posts just make sure you add a link to this month's challenge and add the challenge badge (the blue badge at the top of this post).

3. Make sure you link up before the end of the month! Entries close 30th May 2014.

4. Posts will be added to the No Waste Food Challenge Pinterest Board to help spread the food waste prevention love!

5. Please make sure your post includes a link back to this blog post and Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

6. If you are on Twitter tweet me @FarmersgirlCook and @TangoRaindrop with the tag #NoWasteFoodChallenge and we will retweet all that we see.

7. This is a Blog Hop! Grab the code at the bottom and share on your own site. 
8. A round up of all the month's entries will be posted on this blog at the beginning of May.

What will you make for the No Waste Food Challenge?

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At 1 May 2014 at 23:19 , Blogger Catherine said...

I certainly would love those bananas. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

At 2 May 2014 at 06:18 , Blogger Unknown said...

I've not taken part in this challenge before but I was quite literally told off by The Viking last night for leaving ancient veg in the fridge so I must repent! Xx

At 2 May 2014 at 09:09 , Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Mm baked bananas sound great, especially with the lime and rum! Many thanks for guest hosting this month Janice, I really appreciate it! :)


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