27 November 2013

Winter Comforts - Chocolate & Banana Crumble

The other day I was thinking about puddings. I love pudding. I have it every day, whether it be in the form of a cookie and a cup of tea or a bowl of ice cream, I have this need to finish a meal with something sweet. I might have a problem. Anyway, for some reason I thought of this chocolate and banana crumble. Out of all the crumble combinations, this one has to be my favourite. I asked my mum for the recipe, because, seriously guys, it is amazing, and you have to try it too.

It tastes like barbequed bananas with melted chocolate stuffed inside the skins, with the added comfort of everyone's favourite crumble topping. A perfect taste of summer as we head further into winter. Plus, it's quick and cheap to make. No time consuming peeling of fruit or hefty chopping involved, this is the easiest and, in my opinion, nicest crumble to eat during the colder months. It even tastes good cold. My mum couldn't find the recipe anywhere so she estimated the quantities and it all turned out OK. 
I pinched the recipe for the crumble topping from Delia's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course book, which you can purchase here.

Recipe for Chocolate & Banana Crumble.

Serves 6.

Ingredients - for the filling:

  • Juice of half a lemon. 
  • Four bananas. 
  • 200g dark chocolate. 
  • Two tablespoons of demerara sugar.
For the crumble topping:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 35g butter
  • 35g soft brown sugar

1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Roughly chop the chocolate with a sharp knife or one of these fancy things that I found in my mum's kitchen drawer. I have no idea what it's called but it does the job brilliantly.

2. Put the chopped chocolate to one side in a bowl, and peel and chop the bananas.

3. Spread out the bananas into an ovenproof dish. Pour the lemon juice and the demerara sugar over them. 

4. Mix it all together so all the bananas are covered well in the sugar and lemon.

5. Add the chocolate and mix in with the bananas.

6. Now to make the crumble topping - bung everything into one bowl and rub together with your fingers. Or if you're lazy use a food processor, but I find this takes up more time and more washing up.

7. Sprinkle the topping over the bananas and chocolate and spread evenly with a fork.

8. Pop into the oven for about half an hour - keep an eye on it - and when it's browning slightly on the top it's done and ready to eat. Serve with a glass of milk. YUMMAY.

Will you try your hand at this recipe? Let me know in the comment box below or tweet me @hello_flower. I'd love to see photos if you do decide to make it.


  1. ok, excuse me while i wipe the drool off my chin. this is the grown up version to my dunking bananas into Nutella when I was younger - it WILL be made in my kitchen! x

  2. Wow this looks amazing I'm such a banana addict! I will have to try this myself xx


    1. Me too! I eat one every day without fail, haha xo

  3. I have no idea how your blog isn't on my computer bookmarks miss, love it! thanks so much for your comment, I've always regretted deleting blogs etc. I actually have a few that I've just made private for the exact same reasons. anyway I digress, your blog is beautiful and this looks absolutely diviiine, I love anything banana in puddings xo

    1. Thank you so much :)
      I hope you are ok whatever your current situation is and you probably already know that blogging always seems to help. You are right to stay true to yourself and your voice when writing.
      Lots of love xx

  4. this looks so easy to make and look at your massive see saw knife! haha x

    1. Hahaha see saw knife - I love it! That is the name I shall call it from now on.


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