Banana, Cherry and Dark Chocolate Spread

We found some wild cherries in the bushes near our estate, and thought we should try to use them for something other than just shoving in our faces. As it happened we had also purchased a large quantity of very ripe bananas, originally with the intent of freezing them.

First I spent some time removing the stones from the cherries. They might be small, but it’s actually not that difficult, and it’s a nice mindful process. While I was doing this the bananas (3.5 to be exact) were bubbling away in a pan with 150 g of sugar. Then I added in the cherries:

Cherries added to the banana

Cherries added to the banana

When it had simmered for quite a bit longer I took it off the heat and added about 200g of dark chocolate. Then I put it all in the blender:

Banana Chocolate Mix in the blender

Banana Chocolate Mix in the blender

Look at it go in the blender:

 

 

Finally I added 50 g. of butter and blended it again.

 

This made just a little more than we could fit in a large jar. After some time in the fridge it settled really well, and is now a firm creamy texture with lots of tasty banana and chocolate flavour. If I were to do it again, I’d probably use a bit more cherries, so their flavour would be more pronounced. But then again, we might experiment with a different fruit next time. Possibly blackberries, as it seems to be a good year for them. Here’s a picture of the full jar:

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 07


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Flensburger Brauerei – Flensburger Weizen 3
Amager Bryghus – Bitter Rain 4
Mikkeller – Hallo Ich Bin Raspberry Berliner 4
Virklund Bryghus – Dark Brown Ale 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Wildflower 4
Mad Scientist – Gluten Free IPA 5
De 5 Gaarde – Orla 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Wildflower 4
Ægir Bryggeri – Lynchburg Natt 5
La Trappe – Bockbier 4
Põhjala – Deep Space Xmas Party 5
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Helles 3
Svaneke Bryghus – Propperne Flyver 4
Randers Bryghus – Sommer IDK 5
Randers Bryghus – Mørk Forår 4
Fur Bryghus – Sommer Ale 3
Brauerei Veltins – Grevensteiner Original Naturstrübes Landbier 4
Flying Couch – Get Schwifty 4
Basqueland – AUPA 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 06


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Aarhus Bryghus – Saison 3
Humleland – Er Du Sur? 4
Prairie Artisan Ales – Barrel Ages Birthday Bomb 5
St Peter’s – The Saints 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Barley Wine 5
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Påske IPA 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Bockbockbegid 3
Riegele BierManufaktur – Robustus 6 5
Amundsen – Dessert In A Can: Mango Chocolate Creamsicle 5
The Bruery – Mischief 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Damn Brown Porter 4
Singha Corporation – Singha 2
Amundsen – Super Santa 5

The Bruery - Share This

The Bruery – Share This


The Bruery – Share This 5
Humleland – Hindbær Tripel 4
Holbæk Bryghus – Whiskey Stout 4
Det Lille Bryggeri – Double Chili Lakrids 4
Amundsen – Hopliminal Messages 5
Viborg Bryghus – Kirsebærlunden 4
Jackie O’s – L’Elle 3
2nd Shift Brewing – Cat Spit Stout 4
Aarhus Bryghus – Sommer Hvede 3
Randers Bryghus – Fyrtårnet 4
Aarhus Bryghus – Blondie 4
Fanø Bryghus – Sex In A Bottle 4
Aarhus Bryghus – NEIPA 4
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Frisk Fri 3
Siren – Suspended In Cans 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Raw Power 5
Bernhard – Sváteční Ležák 3
TeeDawn – Amber Joy 4
TeeDawn – High On Taste 3
Carlsberg – Tuborg Classic 3
Amundsen – Super Santa 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 05


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Brouwerij De Ryck – Steenuilke 4
Brouwerij St. Bernardus – Abt 12 5

Collective Arts - IPA No 12

Collective Arts – IPA No 12


Collective Arts – IPA No 12 5
Collective Arts – Blueberry Sour With Cocoa Nibs 4
Bryg Bryg Bryg – Norske Nætter 4
Apex Brewing Co – Culmination 5
Humleland – Den Mørke Side 4
Thornbridge – Zero Five 3
Caleidoskope – Moving Colors 3
Herslev Bryghus – Double IPA 3
Tiny Rebel / Yeastie Boys – Pomegranate & Molasses 4
Timm Vladimirs Bryghus – Pale Alene I Verden 4
Slowburn – Ponga 4
Bruery Terreux – Frucht: Guava 4
Humleland – Sku’ Vi Nu Ik’ Lige… 4
Riedenburger Brauhaus – Dolden Dark 4
Vocation Brewery – The Witch Hunt 5
Brasserie Trois Dames – Audacieuse 3
Badische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus – Tannen Zäpfle 4
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Lust For Life 5
O/Ø Brewing – Narangi IPA 4
Tiny Rebel – Cali 5
Boundary – Forever Ago 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 04


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

To Øl – Under The Radar 4
Ugly Duck – Ruby Vixen 4
Humleland – Det Er Jo Helt Sort 5
Humleland – Fodgængeren 3
Svaneke Bryghus – Holy Hemp 3
Skanderborg Bryghus – En Tov’li Øl 2
Humleland – Dobbelt 3
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Fynsk Forår 4
Ørbæk Bryggeri – Brown Ale 4
Fur Bryghus – Alkoholfri Påske Ale 3
Humleland – Kærester 4

Fur Bryghus - Påske Frokost

Fur Bryghus – Påske Frokost


Fur Bryghus – Påske Frokost 4
Ayinger – Weizenbock 4
To Øl – Trøffel / Romkugle / Rum Ball 5
Humleland – Nok Til Alle 5
Ørbæk Bryggeri - Påske Bryg

Ørbæk Bryggeri – Påske Bryg


Ørbæk Bryggeri – Påske Bryg 4
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey – Tynt Meadow 5
Humleland – Social Distance 4
Humleland – Smil 5
Siren – Mind On My Honey 5
Humleland – En Tur I Byen 3
Humleland – Den Gule Time 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 03


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Amager Bryghus – Talents & Legends Åben 3
Põhjala – Winter Bänger 4
B68 – Armadillo SMASH IPA 4
Ølsnedkeren – MinIPA 4
To Øl – Santa Gose F&%# It All 4
Bière Brassée En Savoie – Blanche 3
Black Wolf Brewery – Tullibardine 1488 3
Wiper And True – Milk Stout 4
Thisted Bryghus – Klithede 3
B68 – Armadillo SMASH IPA 4
Two Chefs Brewing – Billy Biscuit 4
Coisbo Beer – Astoria Black 4
Langton Brewery – Pow Wow 4
Five Points Brewing Co – JUPA 5
Wold Top Brewery – Toast Session IPA 5

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 02


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Brasserie Goudale – IPA 4
Royal Unibrew – Lottrup Stone Street IPA 2
The Wild Beer Co – Millionaire 5
Gamma – Capitulate 5
Ørbæk – Low Spring 4
Skovlyst – ElleBryg 3

Vocation - Twisted Sour

Vocation – Twisted Sour


Vocation – Twisted Sour 3
Põhjala – Must Kuld 4
Tiny Rebel – Fizzy Bubbly 4
Tiny Rebel – Screwface 3
Tiny Rebel – Holy Hand Grenade 5
Tiny Rebel – Paradise City 4
Tiny Rebel – Not So Fast Round Boy 4
Tiny Rebel – Shake N’ Bake 3
Tiny Rebel – Here Gose Nuthin’ 4
Tiny Rebel – Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive and Dulce 4
Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover

Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover


Oedipus – Panty 5
Bière Brassée En Savoie – Blonde 3
Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri – Lust For Life 4
Amundsen / Other Half – Brown Cheese & Waffles 5
Amundsen – Apocalyptic Thunder Juice 4
Cloudwater – IPA 4
Bad Seed / Åben – Solstice Saison 3
Slowburn Brewing Co–op – Hi–Heel Sneakers 3
Gamma – Suborbital 4

Svend’s Beer Log 2020 01


(Rating system: 1-5. 1: undrinkable. 2: not nice. 3: decent/good. 4: very good. 5: one of the best I’ve ever had. Read more about my rating system)

Evil Twin Brewing – Some People Are Immune To Good Banana Stout 4
Skanderborg Bryghus – Hviledagsøl 3
Skagen Bryghus – Hønisse 4
Ugly Duck – Heard It On The Wheat Wine 4

Ugly Duck - Heard It On The Wheat Wine

Ugly Duck – Heard It On The Wheat Wine


Tommy’s Home Brew – New England IPA 4
Vocation – The Witch Hunt 4
Vocation – Bocktoberfest 4
Braunstein – Advent Serie 2 Citrus IPA 3
Indslev Bryggeri – Kirstines Juleøl 3
Svaneke Bryghus – Mørk Guld Jul 3
Thisted Bryghus – Julefred 3
Fur – Blond 3
Collesi – Bionda 3
Braunstein – Advent Serie 3 Coffee Stout 4
Beerbliotek / All In Brewing – A Moment Of Tranquility 5
The Garden Brewery – Pale Ale 4
Slowburn – Natteravn 5
Slowburn – Byvej Brown 4
Claus Rosenqvist / Bad Luck – Beyond Belief (Taphouse Open 2019) 4
Collective Arts Brewing – Life In The Clouds 4