Divine Goes Bananas For Fairtrade Fortnight

Divine Chocolate, the farmer-owned chocolate company, has created four new recipes especially for Fairtrade Fortnight 2014 (24th February – 9th March).  Divine is supporting the Fairtrade Foundation’sMake Bananas Fair campaign buy showing just how delicious our favourite fruit can be when combined with Divine Chocolate.

Ethical food blogger Pauline Milligan has created three new recipes including a Chocolate Chip & Brazil Nut Banana Bread which uses over ripened bananas to bring out the fruit’s natural sweetness in the cake. Flavoured with vanilla and almond, the banana bread is studded with chopped Brazil nuts and chunks of Divine’s 70% Dark Chocolate.
For a grown-up take on a banana sundae, this recipe for a Divine Banana Chocolate Sundae combines the gorgeous flavours of banana and vanilla with a decadent chocolate-orange rum sauce and nutty caramel praline.

The final recipe from Pauline is for a stack of American style banana pancakes topped with a Divine chocolate maple syrup. An easy recipe to make, the mashed banana in the batter mix creates a lovely flavour and texture that works perfectly with the sweet dark chocolate maple syrup.

A chocolate and banana recipe collection wouldn’t be complete without a Banoffee Pie; taken from Divine’s Heavenly Chocolate Cookbook by Linda Collister, this recipe takes a Divine twist on the classic recipe. Homemade toffee sauce, bananas and a milk chocolate whipped cream are layered onto a crisp shortcrust chocolate pastry.

Following its success last year, this Fairtrade Fortnight sees the return of the Divine pop-up shop to Seven Dials in Covent Garden. A range of Divine events will be taking place over the two weeks, including two exciting new flavour launches and a UK tour by two cocoa farmers from the Kuapa Kokoo co-op that owns Divine. Keep up to date with all Divine’s Fairtrade fortnight activity atwww.divinechocolate.com/uk/good-stuff


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