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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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    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 15th Sep 04, 9:26 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Maybe. . . if we peel it before freezing it couldn't it be dipped in some melted chocolate as well???
    • sce37
    • By sce37 15th Sep 04, 10:37 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    • Yoga Girl
    • By Yoga Girl 15th Sep 04, 11:08 PM
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    Yoga Girl
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Peel banana, wrap in cling-film & freeze (as suggested above) then put in a blender/food processor with a little bit of milk and some crushed nuts and whiz - makes a lovely banana "ice-cream". You can also add a bit of grated chocolate as well. I think you could also add some other frozen fruits eg raspberries.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 16th Sep 04, 9:46 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    ooh, that sounds yum, esp with raspberries in it too.
  • mumpamela9
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    Another thing you can do with bananas, if still fairly firm is to halve them, stick lolly sticks in the end, drizzle with honey and roll in chopped nuts - much betterfor kids than ordinary 'lollies'.
  • Scary_Fish
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    black bananas.........cut open longways.....sit in a foil jacket....pour in brandy/favourite spirit and pop on summer yes...but v nice ;D

    could grill or oven i suppose...
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 18th Dec 04, 1:31 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    I buy bananas every week half go in the fruit bowl and half in the fridge.They last about a week like that.If they do go black it will only be the skin so if you have fussies in the house you can peel them and slice for banana sandwiches,bananas and custard or as part of a fruit salad.
    Bananas are lovely grilled and then a big dollop of yoghurt and another of jam.
    • Glad
    • By Glad 18th Dec 04, 7:21 PM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    I thought putting them in the fridge made them go black quicker :-/
  • chloe99
    Re: Over ripe bananas
    I always have a few black bananas in the bowl too (got some now with the fruit flies - eurkhh :-X ) will whip them into the freezer this time to see how they do.
  • Callyanna
    Re: Over ripe bananas

    This tastes SO sinful yet is actually very low fat.

    4 ripe,peeled bananas cut into chunks and open frozen so they remain separate.
    half teaspoon vanilla essence
    3 tablespoons sugar
    5 fl oz buttermilk

    1. Put frozen banana chunks, sugar in bowl of food processor.
    2.Add vanilla and half buttermilk and process for a few moments.
    3.Pour in remaining buttermilk in a thin stream while machine mixes everything into a smooth, creamy mixture.
    4. Spoon into bowls and eat at once!

    You can vary this recipe by substituting ground ginger for vanilla or by adding a few drops of rum, favourite liqueur or whatever takes your fancy!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 20th Dec 04, 8:57 AM
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    Re: Over ripe bananas
    gotta try that, sounds fab.
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 29th Jun 05, 2:09 PM
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    Ripe bananas
    4 ripe (boardering on the over-ripe-just-about-ready-to-go-in-the-organic-waste) bananas

    No dessert for tea yet.

    Any suggestions please?
    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 29th Jun 05, 2:11 PM
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    how about banana split?
    Split the bana in half fill with ice-cream and chocolate sauce and nuts
    or if they are really ripe cut the top off an orange ,empty it and fill it with banana mixed with orange and top with ice-cream
    half scottish half italian :100%moneysaver
    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 29th Jun 05, 2:13 PM
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    my suggestions

    banana bread. Don't have a recipe with me at the moment but Be-Ro online will have one I'm sure. over ripe Bananas best for this.


    banoffee pie.
    make a pastry case, fill with a tin of condensed milk that has simmered in water for a couple of hours and top with banana (and cream if feeling naughty)

    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    Originally posted by aless02
    I can't promise that all my replies will illicit this response
    • gemmaj
    • By gemmaj 29th Jun 05, 2:14 PM
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    If they are too far gone for pudding? .... Dog biscuits!!!! Got a dog? If not I'll lend you mind!!!!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Jun 05, 2:14 PM
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    get some bread, spread with jam and slice the bananas on top. delish.
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 29th Jun 05, 2:25 PM
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    apprentice tycoon
    If the bananas are really soft you could make banana custard, if they are so soft they look like they will turn the custard brown then add some cocoa as well
    • Zziggi
    • By Zziggi 29th Jun 05, 2:35 PM
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    does anyone have the BeRo online recipe book webaddress please?
  • Ted_Hutchinson
    You can freeze them if you haven't time for anything else.
  • Maisie
    You're posh having dessert!

    How about a slice of swiss roll or cake in bottom of single dish then sliced banana then custard. Or if you have any of that raspberry sauce or icecream that on top too!

    another... wrap banana in foil and add liquer (a few drops) of any kind then on barbie.
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