Monday, July 20, 2015

Equatorial Guinea - Akwadu

Equatorial Guinea is a small country in Central Africa. Just 11,000 square miles in size. It's national anthem translates as 'Let us walk the paths of our immense happiness', how awesome :)

I picked this dish because I was looking for something sweet to eat after pizza for our weekly film night. This dish is usually eaten for breakfast in Equatorial Guinea though.


4 bananas
 1 cup coconut
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
2 lemons
Honey (I used Golden Syrup instead)

 Chop the bananas into thick slices and place in a baking dish. Melt the butter and pour it over.

 Pour over the orange juice and squeeze the lemons over too. Sprinkle with cinnamon and then brown sugar.

 Finish off with a sprinkling of coconut and then bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 200C.

Grill until the coconut has browned on top. About 2 minutes.

I enjoyed the taste of orange and lemon juice with the banana which is something I haven't tasted before. Leigh really liked it all especially the brown sugar which she stole a teaspoon of to eat. JD said it wasn't too terrible which is fine praise coming from someone who doesn't like bananas. Erin didn't want to try it. 3 out of 4 ain't bad! It seems like it'd make a nice quick, sweet breakfast to have if you like bananas. Toasted coconut is a lovely smell and flavour along with the crunch of the brown sugar. The bananas weren't cooked too much so they didn't go soft and soggy. Overall a nice sweet dish which was simple to make.

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