In a large bowl, mix together melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir into the sugar mixture. (It will have a cookie dough consistency.) Fold in the zucchini and spread evenly into the pan.
In skillet or chafing dish, melt butter over medium heat; stir in sugar until melted. Add bananas, cut side down; cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes or until just barely tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour rum, over bananas, shaking pan to distribute liquid. Averting face, ignite with long wooden match. Using a long handled spoon baste bananas with flaming sauce until the flames subside.
Serve immediately with ice cream.
If you are increasing the amounts in the recipe, do not increase the rum.
I’m very fortunate to have an abundance of blueberries at my doorstep. Okay maybe doorstep is a bit exaggerated. I do have some great spots though, a few kilometers up the mountain. As an avid blueberry picker, I will not divulge the location of my “hot spots” My standard answer to where I find the abundance of delicious wild berries is ” Oh , up the ski hill road.”
My husband and I make it a ritual to go 2 – 3 times in the season. We douse ourselves in bug dope, get the pickers out of storage and off we go.
I’d like to share this recipe with you. It’s one of our favourite’s. Serve it up with real maple syrup. Yummy!
Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
1 cup flour ( I use half white, half whole wheat )
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 - 1 1/2 cups blueberries ( fresh or frozen )
Sift together flour,salt , sugar and baking soda. Whisk together egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract.Stir together lightly. Batter should still be lumpyAdd melted butter.Fold in blueberries Cook on a heated griddle. When bubbles form on top flip them.
My favourite coffee at the time being is from http://kickinghorsecoffee.com/ it’s called Kick Ass and packs a punch. Starts my day off right. Well these brownies pack a punch as well. Definitely meant for “grown up ” taste buds. I’d post a picture, but they were so good they disappeared into thin air.
Kick Ass Brownies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1 chili pepper, chopped very small
Melt butter in a pot
Add sugar and stir until the mixture just starts to bubble. Remove from heat
Add cocoa, vanilla and salt. Mix
Add eggs one at a time and mix well
Add flour and stir for 1 and 1/2 minutes. ( This is a good workout for your arms )
Stir in chocolate chips and chili pepper.
Pour into an 8 x 8 greased pan and bake @ 350 F for about 15 minutes.
Edges will be firm , center should still be soft. Do not over bake them.