christmas 5 results
  • It’s a wrap

      I’ve always loved wrapping, no matter how small the gift. I enjoy disguising them so you can’t guess what it is.   When my sons were younger, wrapping Christmas gifts was an absolute delight. I would spend hours late into the night, coming up with ingenious ways of hiding their presents, using boxes, tubes, brown paper, virtually anything I could lay my hands on.   If a gift was small, the bigger the box the better. Opening a box with the gift buried deep in ...
  • Patti’s plantain & mince tarts

    With Christmas round the corner, I’d like to share the perfect plantain idea to treat your guests - plantain mince tarts. A mouth-watering alternative to mince pies, especially if like me you prefer them not too sweet! These tarts are soft and crumbly with just the right amount of fruity centre. Try to imagine ripe plantain, cored and stuffed with mincemeat in a crumbly pastry boat. I love serving them warm like little islands floating in a sea of custard. Plantain is readily available in ...
  • Plantain chocolate truffles

    Hands up who doesn’t like chocolate. Yep, thought so, not a hand to be seen. Let’s try a different one – who doesn’t like truffles? Yep, same answer… and same as me.     When it comes to truffles, I simply can’t resist (and in my world there is no such thing as just one truffle). My all-time favourite indulgence has to be plantain chocolate truffles.             What’s in a plantain chocolate truffle? ...
  • Kofi Brokeman meets a snowman – grilled plantain with ice-cream

    Kofi Brokeman is the affectionate name for grilled plantain in Ghana, so-called because when you are broke it’s one of the cheapest snacks, yet packed with goodness and taste. My mouth is already watering… Soft and naturally sweet, it’s a perfect partner for ice-cream and fun to decorate with kids. Make the grilled plantain into a circle, put the ice-cream snowman inside, put it on the table with some sweets and decorations and let your imagination loose. A wonderful Christmas ...
  • Christmas eats make Christmas treats

    Christmas eats make Christmas treats!!!!! With Christmas fast approaching, I have a few tempting dishes for you to enjoy….     Let’s get the meal going with some spiced nuts and drinks from A Plate in the Sun.         If you’re having roast pork, I’ve got just the sides for you! Plantain carrot and apple mash or Crispy stuffing balls.     The mash brings just the right amount of sweetness to pork ...