Monday, October 28, 2013

Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt with Caramelised Bananas (Secret Recipe Club)

Secret Recipe Club time! I really wasn't sure whether to participate this month or not as our baby's due date was 30th October. Luckily though I made a great call figuring he would be early and I was right! Our third gorgeous little boy arrived on Monday 21st October.

Noah Patrick, 3.85kg and 53cm long

I will be taking next month off so we can settle in without any pressure on me to cook but I will back with SRC in December/January. Meanwhile my hubby has really stepped up and made us some delicious meals including macaroni and cheese and a slow-roasted pork belly. Yum!

It feels like a lifetime ago when I made my pick for this month's SRC. I was assigned the Bewitching Kitchen by Sally and once again I was really spoilt for choice when it came to choosing a recipe. Sally is Brazilian and it was fascinating to read her story, explore her traditional Brazilian recipes and also read about her background in science (my husband is a microbiologist).

When it came to actually choosing a recipe though I couldn't go past ice cream, which has been my major vice this pregnancy. Interestingly enough as I write this after his birth my sweet tooth has virtually gone and I'm wanting smoked salmon, sushi and brie!

So for this month I chose Sally's Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt with Caramelized Bananas. This recipe is worth making just for sheer deliciousness but make sure you check out her post for a beautiful photo and story of her mother, the world's expert on caramelised bananas!

Oh and please excuse the terrible photo. It wasn't quite firm enough to scoop properly and it didn't last long enough for me to take another one!

Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt with Caramelised Bananas ©

Chocolate Frozen Yoghurt with Caramelised Bananas
Recipe very slightly adapted from Bewitching Kitchen

40g butter
3 large ripe bananas, cut into thick slices
3 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
125ml plus 60mls full cream milk (divided)
2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 ts vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups Greek yogurt
60g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the sliced bananas in a single layer and sprinkle over the brown sugar. Cook, turning once, until caramelised. This will take 5-8 minutes. Add the lemon juice and swirl the pan to completely dissolve the sugar.

Remove the pan from the heat. Scrape three-quarters of the bananas into a food processor, add the 60 mls of milk and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until completely chilled. Chop the remaining bananas and freeze until chilled.

In the same food processor bowl beat together the cocoa, sugar, salt, vanilla and the remaining 125 mls of milk. Add in the yogurt and then the banana puree and process until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and churn until nearly frozen. Mix in the chopped bananas and pieces of chocolate. Scrape the frozen yogurt into an airtight container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.


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  1. Welcome to the world, Baby Noah! You are adorable.

  2. Congrats on your new arrival! The ice cream sounds fabulous, great pick!

  3. Such a gorgeous boy Susan! And that ice cream sounds amazing too! Amazing how you planned ahead, I'm so bad at it. Enjoy the family!

  4. WONDERFUL!!!!! Loved the recipe you picked, and thanks for the kind write-up! Hope you had fun browsing my site...

    Have a wonderful Reveal Day!!!!! (I managed to catch your post just as I'm leaving for a trip, glad I could say hello!)

  5. Looks wonderful and congratulations on the birth of your son!

  6. Congratulations on your new baby boy:) He is Precious~ Wonderful choice for SRC~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. As cold as it's been lately, I would totally devour that ice cream if it was in front of me right now! It sounds absolutely delicious. Congrats on your new little guy...he's adorable!

  8. HUGE congrats on your gorgeous little one!! Our baby girl arrived 9/17 so I know what you mean about trying to gauge when you might be able to get an assignment done while waiting to see when your little one makes their appearance. :) Great SRC pick this month - it looks delicious!!

  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous baby!!! Scrumptious SRC choice!! YUM :-)

  10. Congrats on your son!!

    Great SRC pick

    Enjoy the time off. See you in Jan! :-)

  11. Congratulations on your new little bundle. I am glad you were still able to participate. This treat looks healthy and decadent all at once.

  12. Yummy! Congratulations on your new baby...what a cutie Pie!


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