Recipe for Sam bananas Recipe for Sam bananas
Aguacate, Belize
Aguacate, Belize This is a recipe I was keen to try out after I learnt more about the chocolate making process, and the ingredients that Felix and family were growing. 1. Pre heat oven/ put a log on the fire 2. Take a bunch of bananas (or plantain), the riper the better. 3. Take a handful of cacao seeds that have dried out in the sun for three weeks or so 4. Remove cacao shells 5. Roast for 15 mins on hot plate and leave to cool 6. Meanwhile, soften a plantain leaf and cut into roughly A4 sizes 7. Once seeds are cool, grind them to a powder 8. Take plantain, slice down middle, but leave skin on the far side in tact. Crisscross the flesh 9. Sprinkle in some cacao powder (and condensed milk if desired) 10. Sprinkle in twice as much brown sugar 11. Mix in powders, and close up plantain 12. Wrap tightly in plantain leaf and tie together with reed 13. Put on hot plate, or better still put directly into fire 14. Once you can feel that flesh is soft, remove from fire, open up, and enjoy. Tastes best when shared.