Sunday, March 11, 2012

My New Food Crush: Ottolenghi's Banana Jam

John and I treated ourselves to breakfast at Ottolenghi's Islington restaurant the other day and I totally fell head over heels in love with his banana jam (pictured here). Expecting it to be apple compote, I put a big dollop of it on my brioche French toast and was pleasantly surprised to find myself with a mouthful of delicious cinnamon-y (but not too cinnamon-y), banana-y (but not too banana-y) spread. I should also add that I was also being greedy, because the selection of spreads, including a homemade hazelnut and chocolate spread, was actually meant for John's bread board - not for my French toast, which had been generously sprinkled with cinnamon sugar served with creme fraiche and berries. But come on: everyone knows that bananas and French toast are a magic combination.

Unfortunately, as banana jam apparently (and understandably) has a very short shelf life, it's unavailable to purchase from the Ottolenghi shop. Instead, I've found the recipe from blogger Belleau Kitchen and will definitely be trying to make a batch soon.


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