THE LEMON GROVE CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR 🎄 December 13
My reward for a mornings hard work hanging paper chains and swapping out bust tree lights is a (generous) slice of Patti Sloley’s Pear and Plantain Christmas cake with a dollop of clotted cream.
When a social media post popped up this week saying fellow @thegfw member @pattismenu was on daytime TV show @lorrainekellysmith baking up a storm, I had to tear myself away from one screen to switch to another.
The recipe can be found on https://www.itv.com/lorraine/articles/patti-sloleys-pear-and-plantain-christmas-cake
Reaching into the back of my cupboard I found tinned mandarins and mangoes so switched that for the pears. The plantains need to be properly mushy and sweetened up as there is no sugar included in this recipe.
Delicious, soft and moist … half will go in the freezer, and the sliced up for this week’s morning coffees.