Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Composta di banane

Since I started baking my own bread, I also stopped buying morning cereals, in order to switch to a more home-made breakfast and free myself from the slavery of choosing which cereals to buy every week and spending ridiculous amounts of money on what's really just crunchy bread!!!!
So I started eating bread and apple butter (made by Lucas's mom). When the apple butter was done, I decided I had to start making my own jam-kind-of-things. At first I tried to reproduce the apple butter. I obtained something more similar to apple sauce, which was good anyway, but not exactly what I wanted. So I decided to change fruit, and try something that you can never find in a jam style, in general.. bananas!
This is the result: a wonderful banana 'butter' :
To prepare it, cut 5 ripe bananas into pieces, and put them in a pan with ~ 1 cup water and 3 tbsp sugar, plus some cinnamon and grated ginger as flavors. Let simmer, covered, for ~ 1 hour, checking every once in a while that the water didn't evaporate. Then, blend with an immersion blender, let the banana butter cool down and refrigerate it. It was enough for more or less one jar. I loved to eat this on my oat-whole-wheat bread, toasted!


Vcuisine said...

Hi Marta I tried your banana butter. It was nice. I added pineapple to it. Tks for the recipe. Viji

chemcookit said...

Wow, I'm so honored you tried this! And your version is wonderful! Thanks!