Banana, Chocolate and Coconut Crumble

A recipe by Gary Rhodes

A crumble is probably one of our most traditional and easiest puddings to make.  This mixture of ingredients offers a totally different flavour – chocolate and coconut make a great combination and banana goes with both.  I serve this with vanilla or chocolate ice cream, both of which taste good with the rich flavours.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:  6 oz (175g) plain flour; 1 oz (25g) cocoa powder; 3 oz (75g) butter; 3oz (75g) caster sugar; 1 oz (25g) desiccated coconut; 6 bananas, cut into 1 in (2.5cm) slices.

  • Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF, gas mark 6.  For the crumble, mix together the flour and cocoa powder.  Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Add the sugar and coconut.
  • Arrange the banana slices in an ovenproof pudding dish.  Sprinkle the crumble over the banana and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins.  Serve with ice cream or custard.
  • For a special finish, grate fine shavings of chocolate over the cooked crumble.  Chocolate can also be grated over the bananas before you top with the crumble.  this gives you a chocolate banana sauce hidden under the crumble.

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