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Banana marmalade

Hello,

I don’t remember to find banana marmalade on any supermarket here in Spain, so I decided to cook it for myself. This marmalade is really awesome, try on your breakfast and you will start your day absolutely full of energy and good mood, with a double pleasure: the incredible taste and the satisfaction of eating something cooked by yourself:

Ingredients (for a 400 gr jar):

  • ½ kg bananas
  • ½ lemon
  • 150 gr sugar

Cut the bananas in small pieces. Place the bananas in a bowl, add 150 gr of sugar. This sugar not only will give sweet taste but also will preserve the marmalade. Add the juice of half lemon. Mix until well combined and let rest for at least 2 hours.

To sterilize the jar and its cover put them on separate pots with boiling water, maintain in boiling water for some minutes.

Add the banana and sugar to a pot, set on the fire and move them so the mix don’t stuck to the pot. After some minutes banana will be soft, crush them while moving. When the marmalade is getting a dense texture shutdown the fire.

Add the marmalade still hot in the jar until filling it, clean the edges and cover. Turn down the jar in order to vacuum, let stay in this position until it’s cold.

Banana marmalade

The music in the video (Airport Lounge) is composed and belongs to Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

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Easy croissants

Hello,

Over the last weeks I’ve been watching croissants recipes on different sources. Making the dough is the most difficult part, so we can replace it with a bought puff pastry sheet, even authentique croissants are not made with puff pastry. Once you like the result with already prepared puff pastry perhaps you will be encouraged to prepare your own dough for the croissant and obtain a superb result.

Ingredients:

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 2 cloves
  • Sugar
  • Marmalade

Hi to prepare the croissants lets start preparing the syrup. Put in a pot 2 measures of water for each measure of sugar, add 2 cloves and move to help sugar dissolve on water. Once is starting to boil maintain the fire for 8 minutes, moving from time to time and let get cold.

Extend the puff pastry sheet and cut in half, then cut each part in triangles, once you cut the first one you can use it as a guide. Roll each triangle starting from the base. You can also paint the puff pastry with a bit of marmalade before rolling. Place the rolled puff pastry on a oven tray covered with baking paper and maintain in the fridge for at least half hour.

Heat the oven at 350º F (180º C), with a brush paint the  croissant with the  syrup prepared before and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they turn golden.

Croissants

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