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Ep28 Aaron and Heather - Meika Poke, Panikeke & Chilli Chocolate

Check out Aaron and Heather's Meika Poke, Panikeke and Chilli Chocolate recipe from TV ONE's My Kitchen Rules NZ (Source: © Pepe De Hoyos)

© Pepe De Hoyos

Serves: 10




  • 3 and 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Ripe bananas
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Liter Oil

Chilli Chocolate Ganache

  • 200ml Coconut cream
  • 100ml Cream
  • 200g Dark chocolate
  • 4 Chilli
  • 1 Egg

Meika Poke

  • 4 Very ripe Bananas
  • Water
  • 2 Cups Arrowroot
  • 3 Cups Coconut milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

Cocoa nib shard

  • 1 Cup Isomalt
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa nibs




  1. For the Panikeke, heat oil in fry pan or deep fryer. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, water and mashed bananas together until a thick, smooth consistency. Using a tablespoon, spoon the dough into the oil in batches of 4. When doughnuts are brown and cooked through, remove from oil and place on paper towels. Serve warm.
  2. Heat the coconut cream and cream in a pot with chopped up chilli. Pass the cream through a sieve over the chocolate. Mix together until combined. When chocolate has melted and is warm to touch add egg. Whisk until smooth. Bake at 180C for 10 minutes and set it the fridge.
  3. Boil the bananas in water only just covering them for 12 minutes. Mash bananas with arrowroot and sugar combine well. Place into a small terrine mould and cook in oven for 20 minutes or until brown and set.
  4. Heat coconut milk add sugar and stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour coconut mix over poke and leave in the fridge to soak.
  5. Blitz together the isomalt and cocoa nibs in a processor. Sprinkle over a non stick mat. Bake in oven at 170C until the sugar has completely melted. Cool on an even surface. Once set, Break into shards.


This recipe has been supplied to TVNZ by the My Kitchen Rules New Zealand contestants. TVNZ has not tested this recipe and results may differ from those expected.