Baked Bananas with Brandy.

Friday 4th November 2011

“There’s the bananas there if you want to do something with them. You could do baked bananas.” I said to Mum as I was getting ready to leave for work.

“How’d you do that then?” She asked.

“Peel the bananas & cut them in half down the middle. Put them in the Pyrex dish, here, & sprinkle brown sugar on top. The brown sugar’s in the cupboard here.” I said pointing to the larder. “Then splash a bit of brandy over them.”

“Ooh that sounds really lovely Jon. I’m gonna do that.” She said with real intent.

She never did get time to make it & nor did I until she left yesterday. But it was Mum’s seal of approval that spurred me into making it last night & the fact that the bananas were looking a little worse for wear & probably wouldn’t make it through the night.

As I started pulling the bananas apart, I reflected on how great it had been to cook with Mum this past few weeks. It’s nice to have someone to ask questions of, bounce ideas off & to generally be around while I pulled it all together in the kitchen. She was great company to have in my work space & useful to boot. Thanks for being my sous chef Mum.

I gave Zephy a fairly healthy portion after dinner & garnished it with some single cream. What was once a big, fat, hearty fruit when raw, gets reduced to a soft, gooey, caramelised banana that mixes beautifully with the cream.

“Dad?,” Zephyrus asked when he had finished. “Can I have a little bit more please?…Just a little bit.”

“Of course you can darling.”

Two votes of confidence in one week. Oh, the heady heights!

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6 Responses to Baked Bananas with Brandy.

  1. What a great way to make these! I saw a chef whip them up in a pan with flames everywhere… this looks much simpler:) Yum!

  2. Stef says:

    Three generations in the same kitchen (and all admiring your handiwork to boot)…I love it.

  3. rutheh says:

    Simply delicious! YUM

  4. Mistral Zagni says:

    these are always a real tasty dessert.yummy!

  5. roger edwards says:

    i wish i could have remembered to do them when we were there. they look really scrumptious. i am going to try them for jayden (without the brandy). trouble is, bananas dont last long in our house,dad eats them. ma

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