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Actress June Brown's Banana and Coconut Pie

Epilepsy Action Tea Break - Friday 21 October

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  • 8oz of short pastry
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 10ml milk
  • 80g desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons of jam
  • 2-3 bananas


  • Roll two-thirds of the pastry into a circle
  • Line a pie dish with the pastry
  • Spread the jam in the centre leaving two inches of bare pastry edges
  • Chop up the bananas and place in the jam
  • Sprinkle with desiccated coconut
  • Fold the bare edges of the pastry up around the banana
  • Roll out the remaining pastry and brush the edges with milk
  • Fit this pastry as a lid onto the pie
  • Brush the top with milk and sprinkle on caster sugar
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C/400F/gas mark 6 for 25 minutes.

Why has this recipe been donated to Epilepsy Action?

A cup of coffee and a piece of cake can make a real difference for people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action’s network of coffee and chat groups can provide a life line to people who might be feeling isolated because of the condition. Coffee and chat groups give people affected by epilepsy an opportunity to come together and share their experiences.

Text ACT NOW to 70700 to donate £5, the cost of a cup of coffee and piece of cake, to Epilepsy Action. Together we can make sure no-one has to face epilepsy alone. Terms and conditions.

Want to hold your own Tea Break?

Each year in October, Epilepsy Action holds a fundraising event called Tea Break, asking people to pop the kettle on, make a brew, bake a cake and have a cuppa with us! The money raised goes towards helping everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK! 

Holding a Tea Break really is a piece of cake! Whether it’s a cup of tea and a cake in your kitchen or a tea party at your workplace, you can hold your Tea Break anywhere and invite anybody along to share the fun. In the past, we have had Tea Breaks registered all over the UK; from Cornwall to Scotland, in schools, homes and workplaces.  

If reading this recipe has inspired you to hold a Tea Break for Epilepsy Action, why not register for your free fundraising pack now and bake a difference?

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