The simple things in life can often add the most pleasure. If you saw my post on Massaman Curry the other day and you may have done as it had a record 12,486 hits in just 2 hours! I sit with a proud expression on my face when I type that, when I first read the figure I did a happy dance in the living room, not unlike my I have just won a board game dance or the it's my birthday bugaloo, all of which make up for in enthusiasm what that they lack in rhythm. I digress, yes in the recently popular post I spoke about re-visiting recipes from my travels and here is another. It is a deeply satisfying warm pudding that brings comfort before you even start to eat it, just holding the warm bowl in your hands and smelling the lovely flavours start the comfort chain reaction in your body.
you will need;
2 cups coconut milk
4tsp brown sugar
1/3 cup almond slivers (toasted)
4 mini bananas or 2 regular
1tsp mixed spice
- Toast your almonds in a dry frying pan. Peel and slice your bananas. You should be able to find mini ones in an Asian supermarket, they are different in texture and slightly sweeter than the regular kind and the ones we get all the time in India. So depending on where you live when you read this regular and small will be the same thing for you. If however you have larger bananas don't worry they will work just fine as long as you make large bite sized pieces.
- Place the coconut milk, sugar, spice and bananas into a pan. Warm very slowly on a low heat so that the bananas warm through but the milk does not boil.
- Once everything is warm remove from the heat serve into bowls and sprinkle with the almonds.
This is a fool proof recipe that will fill you with warm feelings and make your tummy think it is on holiday.