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    • sce37
    • By sce37 8th Sep 04, 1:05 PM
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    banana glut
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    • 8th Sep 04, 1:05 PM
    banana glut 8th Sep 04 at 1:05 PM
    I was searching for a recipe for banana and walnut cake as I have an abundance of over ripe bananas that noone will eat (except the fruit flies). I came across this tip -

    Don't throw away over ripe bananas just put them in the freezer (in their skins still) and just pull them out and defrost for mashing whenever you need them.


    PS Am baking the cake now and it smells delicious :P
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  • cathy
    • #2
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:29 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #2
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:29 PM
    I thought theyd go black and mushy if frozen

    thanks for that

    make banana bread as well its delish

    ;D
  • Allexie
    • #3
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:39 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #3
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:39 PM

    Don't throw away over ripe bananas just put them in the freezer (in their skins still) and just pull them out....

    and eat them like lolipops :P :P :P...yummy and must be better for you than commercial lollies...no additives etc. (Bit of a pain getting the skin off tho when frozen!)
    • sce37
    • By sce37 8th Sep 04, 2:49 PM
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    • #4
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:49 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #4
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:49 PM
    Have popped mine in the freezer will let you know if they go yukky. Maybe the skins go mucky only.

    Didn't think about banana lollipops too!!
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Sep 04, 3:11 PM
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    • #5
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:11 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #5
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:11 PM
    Yes, and you can open them and dip them in chocolate first before freezing!

    Grapes frozen are delicious - great for taking on a long car trip!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Sep 04, 3:13 PM
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    • #6
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:13 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #6
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:13 PM
    yep and i freeze lemon slices, ideal for sticking in drinks, saves messing about with ice cubes.
  • Allexie
    • #7
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:25 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #7
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:25 PM
    Have popped mine in the freezer will let you know if they go yukky. !Maybe the skins go mucky only. !

    Didn't think about banana lollipops too!!
    They do LOOK pretty disgusting when frozen!
  • Allexie
    • #8
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:26 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #8
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:26 PM
    yep and i freeze lemon slices, ideal for sticking in drinks, saves messing about with ice cubes.

    Rats!!! To think of all those left-over half lemons I've thrown away....
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Sep 04, 6:14 PM
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    • #9
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:14 PM
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • #9
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:14 PM
    limes work too, if thats your thing.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 8th Sep 04, 6:16 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Bananas are fine if you eat them while they are still frozen - just like creamy banana ice-cream.
    Really disgustine if you let them thaw out tho!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Sep 04, 6:42 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    have never tried that, but am going to, sounds like a new obsession coming on
    • rubytwilight
    • By rubytwilight 11th Sep 04, 2:04 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Frozen bananas also great in smoothies, make a smoothie nice and sweet!
    • sce37
    • By sce37 11th Sep 04, 11:16 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Just defrosted banana. Skin didn't go yukky and the inside was fine. Made a lovely smoothy with rice milk and live strawberry yogurt for breakfast.
    :P
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 11th Sep 04, 11:41 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    ate one frozen as a lolly last night, was yummy.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 11th Sep 04, 5:50 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    i promise sheel, you'll love it/.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 11th Sep 04, 9:03 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Go for it - I can't wait to know what you think!!!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 14th Sep 04, 7:33 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    ;D ;D ;D sorry, but did make me laugh, cos i been there done that. leave for 10-15 mins then peel, works much better. i usually peel first and wrap in cling film then freeze.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 14th Sep 04, 8:51 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    That's a good idea - I'd not thought of wrapping it in cling film. Doh! :-/
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 15th Sep 04, 12:05 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Thanks for the banana tips I am going to give them a go now that I have a great bunch of overripe bananas

    Caterina
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 15th Sep 04, 11:07 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    told you you'd love it. ;D
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