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November 11, 2009

Banana Jam

Overripe bananas. It happens again and again and again! Usually, I buy bananas every week. These were in my fruit basket for almost 3 weeks now! I completly forgot about them, and if they wouldn't have been green when I brought them home, probably they must have ended up in the compost. So it was pretty urgent to prepare something out of them. Last time I had overripe bananas I baked banana bread, another time banana-chocolate beignets, but I also liked the idea of making ice cream. Well, at the end I decided to go for a banana jam. First I was sceptical, but the result is amazing! I haven't expected such a flavour carnival and such a great texture!


Ingredients:
450-500 g bananas
350 g cane sugar

150 ml water
2 lime
1 piece of ginger, grated
20 ml white rum

Peel and slice bananas. Bring water together with the sugar, lime juice and grated ginger to boil. Add bananas and cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes. When ready stir in rum and fill in jars
and let them cool covered by a blanket over night.

2 comments:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Now all I need is a slice of banana bread and I'll be in banana heaven ;)

Kevin said...

I have never had a banana jam but it sounds really good!

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