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Friday Foods: Caramelised Bananas

caramelised bananas

When I was growing up, my grandmother used to talk about a traditional Baweanes dessert called , literally translated, Broken Log. I have no idea why it’s called that. Anyway, it’s basically caramelised bananas.

The recipe below is a modernised version of it, with a twist.


4 ripe but firm bananas (the Del Monte bananas work nicely)
1 tbs butter
1 tsp sugar (you can use any type of sugar of your choice)
a pinch of cinnamon powder

Cut the bananas into halves, lengthwise. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan. When the butter is nice and foamy, add in the bananas. Shake the bananas gently in the pan and cook on both sides until it has caramelised a little. Transfer the bananas onto a plate.

In the pan with the left over butter from cooking the bananas, add in the sugar and cinnamon powder. Stir the mixture until all the sugars have caramelised. Pour it onto the bananas and serve.

Serves about 4, depending on how much you want to eat.

Note: For this recipe, we used slightly over-ripe bananas. It wasn’t a really good idea since the bananas turned to mush after a while in the pan but it still tasted really good

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