What Kid Did (chocolate banana brownie)

I had it suggested to me by someone close today that this blog could do with a little more focus on what kid’s doing rather than my attempts at story telling. Or as well as maybe.

I have to agree. It’s what we’re about after all. Getting Kid involved.

The thing is this.
Kitchen

This is what I’m working with. I live in a dinky flat in inner city Brisbane.
I love it here, don’t get me wrong. We live in a beautiful suburb with a great outlook and many conveniences but this is essentially a bachelor pad and the kitchen is made for one.

The view from the office

The view from the office

So this brings with it it’s own set of challenges at dinner time and having room to do fun stuff.
I’m working on it.
There are probably some of you out there doing more with less.
I have a plan for a small table to replace the ‘pantry’ so Kid has somewhere to work. Currently she sits at the living room table to pick herbs or is squished into the corner to mix stuff.
It gets pretty crowded and sometimes I have to put the chef back in my mouth “not like that, you’re doing it wrong %$£! No, sorry, you’re not doing it wrong Kid. There’s no such thing, perhaps you could try this way instead”.
I get a little cabin fever sometimes.

I have visions of a granite bench top with a kitchen aid and other whirly gigs. Room to work side by side or to roll a pizza base or make pasta. One day.

Instead we’re going to require some patience and a little creative ingenuity. I think kid will like baking.

Chocolate – Banana Brownie
Ingredients
200gm dark cooking chocolate – the best your budget allows
100gm unsalted butter
2 large very ripe bananas
200gm almond meal – toasted is best
1 large egg
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup raw sugar – white or brown will work. Up to your own preference
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Brownieingredients

HOW
Place the butter and broken up chocolate in a bowl and melt them together*. Peel and smoosh the banana and process it with the egg and sugar. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and fold until combined. Pour into a baking tray lined w/ baking paper. Cook @ 180* for 15 mins. Use a skewer to test it. It should still be a little soft in the middle. Serve hot with ice-cream, berries, chocolate sauce, chocolate flakes or any combination of those things. Eat it cold the next day w/ a pot of tea.

*You can do this in a microwave or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. When I was an apprentice our Pastry teacher would show us just to do it in the microwave. When we went to the restaurant part of our training I did this and got told off by a small, angry chef. So I used a double boiler when he was around. For this, I used the microwave. Just do it gently, in 30 second increments otherwise the chocolate may burn.

What Kid Did
Kid peeled and  mashed the banana. She cracked the egg and blitzed them together in the processor and then used a spatula to scrape out all of the mixture into a bowl and mixed all the ingredients together. Then Kid poured the mixture into the baking tray. I took it from there. A hot oven is still a step or two away. Kid also wrote down the ingredients for this recipe as we went along.
Makingbrownie

The next day I made the mistake of sending  Kid to school with this in her lunch box as a treat. It’s full of nuts of course and nuts are banned in schools around here. Just absentmindedness, I’m usually on the ball with that.
I have a friend who sends her boy to a school where eggs are banned.
The nuts in this make it gluten free for those who are that way inclined.
It was great letting Kid do a little more than pick herbs and stir things, she had fun and was stoked when we told the dinner guests that Kid made the dessert.

Onwards and upwards Kid.
😉

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