February One Ingredient: The Banana

Feb one ingredient

BANANA

I have chosen Banana for the February One Ingredient Linky that I host with Laura at How to Cook Good Food. I do hope you will share your Banana recipes. Whilst bananas are good all year round, the Windward Island Variety comes into season now (until May). I am hoping it will give us different ways of using this fruit, which can be a bit of a marmite fruit, so I imagine there may be some who will sit out this month. However for those who do like bananas, there is an immense amount of variety. Aside from a classic banana loaf, it pairs well with puff pastry in tarte tatin, in trifles, is a classic on the barbeque (with chocolate and marshmallows of course) and how about this delicious banana, cardamom, chocolate spread.

It works in South Asian dishes alongside fish and even meat, as a salsa or adding sweetness to a sauce.

For more variety take a look at the BBC good food website and one of my favourite resources, Delicious Magazine’s website.

Here are the basic guidelines for the One Ingredient Challenge.

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-The recipe does not have to be showy or complicated – just family friendly
It can be sweet or savoury (depending on the ingredient and your taste!)
-You can use an old blog post if you wish but please let us know and please add the monthly one ingredient logo – we will create an appropriate logo for each month!
-Feel free to enter the recipe to other challenges as well.
-Please give credit if you use other people’s recipes and link to the source as appropriate.
-Please include a link to http://www.franglaiskitchen.com and http://www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk as the challenge hosts.
-If you tweet your recipes and use the hashtag #oneingredient we will retweet all those that we see.
-We will do a roundup post at the beginning of March and link back to your posts.

Many thanks and we look forward to your entries

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11 Comments on “February One Ingredient: The Banana”

  1. laura_howtocook
    February 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM #

    Oh what a good choice! I love bananas and hope that lots of people will join in with this month’s One Ingredient!

  2. Marmaduke Scarlet
    February 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM #

    Ah – I’ll sit this one out (I’ve written frequently about how I am not a banana fan!) But I really look forward to the next challenge!

    • February 6, 2013 at 3:54 PM #

      Ahh I know Rachel. I expected there would be some who would sit out this month.

  3. February 5, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

    Wonderful – I hate bananas but actually just made the one recipe I actually like that uses bananas, I was planning to post it on my blog in time for pancake day (so no prizes for guessing what the recipe is!). So that works out really well 🙂

    • February 6, 2013 at 3:51 PM #

      Hooray. I do love banana pancakes. May be making those myself!

  4. February 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM #

    I just finished making a banana flan last night – will be linking it up when I post it later in the week

  5. London-Unattached.com
    February 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM #

    I’ve added my chocolate, rum and banana muffins, hope thats ok.

  6. Jacqueline @How to be a Gourmand
    February 9, 2013 at 6:01 PM #

    Looking forward to seeing the recipes coming in Nazima!

  7. February 9, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

    Might have to pop back and enter my obscene butterscotch banana pavlova!

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