Refreshments & Snack
On each tour we serve iced lemongrass tea, iced coffee
and banana bread during the snack break. All home made.
The banana bread is our own recipe inherited from Ilja,
When the banana plants have fruits
we make the cake with overripe bananas.
And when the mango trees are raining mangoes we will
replace with those completely or partly instead of bananas.
Since we are regularly asked for the recipe,
below the recipe for the banana bread.
Our banana bread has little black speckles in it, that’s because the
Caribbean bananas have tiny seeds in them.
Another favorite is our Lemongrass Iced Tea.
See how we make that further below too.
Ilja’s Banana Bread
This amount is for 2 cake pans and will make approximately 24 pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Grease and flower two cake pans which fit in your oven together
Mix dry ingredients:
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cups flower
- 2 teaspoons baking soda (sifted)
- Pinch of salt
In separate bowl mix wet ingredients:
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 2/3 cup fruit juice (orange, passion fruit or pineapple – something slightly acidic; or just water with a squeeze of lemon juice)
- 6 very ripe bananas, mashed (appr 3 cups, replace at least half with mango pulp for mango cake)
Stir two mixtures together and pour in pans, quickly place in oven
Bake for appr for 45-50 minutes or until done (prick skewer in center of cake, needs to come out dry)
Eet smakelijk! Bon Appetit!
Iced Lemongrass Tea
On the right a photo of how the lemon grass grows.
It grows year round in our Caribbean climate.
Just snip off a hand full of grass, rinse it,
tie a knot in it and then pour boiling water over it.
Let stand overnight and then serve over ice cubes.