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.
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.