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One of the greatest impacts we humans have on this planet is through the food we eat – the way we farm it, how it lands on our plates and what we throw away.
That’s why – in the interests of more sustainable consumption – we’ve decided to talk festive food during our #GreenXmas Twitter chat on Wednesday 30 November from 12 noon to 1pm.
Among those joining us for the chat are the @WoolworthsGBJ crew who recently co-hosted a lunch to celebrate the second phase of a WWF-SA/Woolworths sustainable business partnership. This five-year partnership looks at the whole food chain, from saving water and low carbon transport through to sustainable seafood and waste reduction.
One of the star dishes from the lunch was this banana bread and butter pudding that makes use of those tired bananas you would ordinarily toss in the bin. So, to get you into the spirit of planning a #GreenXmas lunch, we asked Sharon Mbonambi from Woolworths to share her recipe.
Join us for the chat on 30 November where you too can share ideas for reducing food waste with your own creative ideas.
RECIPE: Badger-friendly* honey and banana bread and butter pudding
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 ¾ cups Flour
1 ½ cups Sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ - ½ cup walnuts (optional), chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
100ml soft butter
Combine the oil, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and mashed bananas.
Add the baking soda and flour. Mix well for 2 to 3 minutes.
Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake in a preheated oven at 165 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes.
Cool completely and slice.
Whisk all ingredients together.
Mix the honey with soft butter.
Assemble for baking:
Butter both sides of banana bread slices with the honey butter and arrange in an oven proof container, dotting raisins in between the bread slices.
Pour custard over the bread.
Bake at 180 deg C until set.
Serve with custard, cream or vanilla ice cream
*Environmentally aware bee-keepers raise their beehives 1m above the ground so that they are out of reach honey badgers which love to feast on bee larvae. This reduces conflict between the beekeepers and the badgers.