Recipe for delicious Rum and Brown Sugar Baked Bananas

Ingredients: (serves 8)

16 large bananas

8 tablespoons orange or lemon juice

8 tablespoons rum

6oz butter or coconut oil

6oz brown sugar

Cinnamon for sprinkling
Grated ginger

1. Skin the bananas and halve lengthways, laying them on a baking dish or in individual oven-proof dishes as we have used here

2. Cover with the juice and rum

3. Cube the butter and distribute evenly over the fruit. We added a little grated ginger.

4. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top

5. Cover and bake for 10 minutes in a hot oven until sweet, sticky and tantalizing.

6. Uncover and keep warm until demanded.

Serve with love. And pancakes.

Delicious, spicy recipe for Mango Chutney

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2. Wash 10 jam jars and their lids. Make sure they are sparkling clean. Line up the jars, add a teaspoon to each one and add boiled water. Let stand for two minutes. Discard water and place jars on their sides in the bottom oven. Ideally this should be at a temperature of 212ยบ Fahrenheit to sterilize them. Take great care, as if the range is too hot the jars will crack. Once the jars have been at this temperature for 10 minutes, turn the oven off, and leave them in the oven to slowly cool.

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