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Banana Poe    Veg HT  DP  Tahitian  55mins



Serves 6   Hot  Vegetarian Fruit  Dessert  Pudding  Tahiti  French Polynesia  Oceania  Dairy  Gluten Wheat free  Vegan  Eggless



5 large Bananas, peeled
1/2 Vanilla Bean, sliced open lengthways
100g/4oz Manioc (Cassava) Starch

To serve
Coconut Milk





1. Preheat the oven to 150C, 300F, Gas Mark 2 and lightly butter a shallow ovenproof dish. Cut the bananas into large slices, place them in a large saucepan together with the vanilla bean. 


2. Cover with water, bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes. 


3. Remove and reserve the vanilla bean, drain the fruit, then transfer to a food processor and process until puréed. 


4. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, add the manioc starch and scrape the vanilla seeds into the mixture. Mix well until smooth and creamy. 


5. Transfer to the prepared dish and bake for  30 minutes.


6. To serve - remove from oven , cut into small pieces, sprinkle with sugar and serve with the coconut milk or cream and extra sugar.




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