Anatomy of a dish: banana bread with espresso butter at Khuluma, Durban
Durban’s Station Drive Precinct is bursting with hip places to eat. New addition Khuluma is blowing up Instagram with its impossibly pretty pink décor. Our order? The warm banana bread with espresso butter
Owner Faheem Valley says the recipe is a fairly classic banana bread with pecan nuts and only “the finest bananas”.
The banana bread is freshly baked every morning and toasted slightly in the oven before being served with a single edible flower and a dusting of icing sugar.
Also try one of the popular all-day breakfasts – think Turkish scrambled eggs or avo on homemade toast – or one of the pizzas.
Kirti Kamal of Gourmet Girls helped the team to dream up a menu to pair with Khuluma’s excellent coffee: a specially created blend of Ethiopian Sidamo and Indonesian Mandheling, developed by the team at Wingman Coffee.
The espresso butter adds a wonderful bitter counterpoint to the sweet banana bread. It’s made by whipping butter with a shot of espresso made from Khuluma’s signature beans. Faheem recommends ordering a cortado to drink with it.