Soreen has been a staple of the British cuisine since the late 1930s, when Mr Sorensen created it in 1938. Is it a cake? Is it a bread? Whatever it is, this squidgy, squishy cakey bread has become a British icon. Nowadays, apart from the original malt flavour, Soreen offers a wide range of fruit snacks including the Banana loaf, Cinnamon and Raisin loaf and several other fruity flavours.
I was recently asked to create a recipe, using one of Soreen fruity loafs. I confess that until recently I have only tried the Original malt loaf, and was very curious to test and taste a Banana flavoured loaf.
What did I think of it?
It's very moist, soft and with a dense texture. The smell is lovely, and the banana flavour is quite pronounced. It is something in between a fruit cake and a banana bread. It is very nice with a cup of tea.
It could also be used as an ingredient for a dessert like the one I made a few days ago. This is not exactly a recipe, more of a recipe suggestion, but believe me, it is a very moreish dessert.
Grilled Peach and Soreen with ice cream
Ingredients (per each person)
1 peach, quartered
2 slices of Soreen
a scoop of Kelly's clotted cream ice cream
a drizzle of chocolate sauce (I used Choc Shot liquid chocolate)
Grill the slices of Soreen as well as peach slices on a grill pan for 5-7 minutes, turning over. Assemble your dessert: place one slice of Soreen in the middle of a plate, add the peach slices. Scoop some vanilla or clotted cream ice cream in the middle, top up with another slice of Soreen and drizzle with some liquid chocolate.
Mmm, mmm, how tasty is that! You can experiment with fruit and use apricots or nectarines instead, or even ripe pear slices. Greek style yogurt instead of an ice cream would be a healthier choice. This is a lovely combination of flavours and textures. Try it!
What's your favourite way to eat Soreen?
If you liked my recipe suggestion, you might be interested in watching a video on how to make a delicious Chocolate Soreen Flapjack.
Disclosure: I received a selection of Soreen products for the purposes of creating a blog recipe. I am not paid for posting the video, but thought you might like the recipe.
Lovely Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews has come up with three delicious ideas in her post Quick desserts using Soreen Malt Loaf. Check them out!