It has been an age since I last posted.
I have made some lovely dishes and I had taken the photos but I just didn’t have the motivation to write for some reason. I find this happens when I end up working on acting projects. For the last month I was tied up with two productions in the Dublin Fringe Festival so was very busy with rehearsals and other jobs on the side.
Since my last post, I had a wonderful first anniversary with himself. We wanted to go somewhere new and fancy we hadn’t been before for dinner. So I had a look at the menu and we decided to go with Kinara Kitchen in Ranelagh. It has a whole vegetarian side to the menu so it was perfect. We treated ourselves to a few different dishes and shared them with a really sweet fruity naan bread and rice. Loads of lovely lentils and chickpea curry. Really delicious and a bottle of Prosecco to wash it all down.
Since finishing all things fringe, I have been working as much as I can to try and get money together for our Toronto trip in October. We are heading for nine days and the vegetarian scene there is meant to be amazing so I will definitely have a blog post about that trip
Unusually, I have a day off today and I’m going to spend two hours working on the trapeze and silks in the Dublin Circus Project. I haven’t been before so I am looking forward to seeing the space. Then I’ll head into Bow Street for the final session of a very special project I have been working on with some others from The Studio.
But before I start all that, I had a little bit of baking to do. There were a few nearly over-ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl so they needed to be baked. I always have some buckwheat flour so after a quick google, I found a perfect Banana Bread recipe. I altered it to accommodate what I had in the press and also just forgot to add one of the ingredients but it is still a gorgeous recipe and the smell from the oven is heavenly! There was a bruised pear in the fruit bowl too so I chopped him up and threw him into the mix too for added sweetness. Best idea ever. So here it is, a very tasty, very healthy Banana Bread Recipe. Possibly one of the best things I have made!
- 1 3/4 cups of Buckwheat Flour
- 1/3 cup of Maple Syrup
- 2 heaped teaspoons of Cinnamon
- 2 heaped teaspoons of Baking Powder
- Pinch of Seas Salt
- 3 large ripened Bananas, mashed
- 1 medium ripened Pear, sliced into cubes
- Chopped Hazelnuts to sprinkle on top
- Chia Seeds to sprinkle on top
- Preheat the oven.
- Add the buckwheat flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to a bowl and mix.
- Add the banana and chopped pear and stir until a dough forms.
- Line a bread tin with baking parchment and add the mixture to the tin.
- Sprinkle the hazelnuts and chia seeds on top of the mixture and pop in the over for 50 minutes.
- Leave cool for 10 minutes and serve.