New Orleans Bananas

New Orleans Bananas

The year is almost over and this dessert screams good times. It has rum, bananas, rasins and cinnamon. It’s a really great way to end a dinner party and takes little effort to prepare. (4-6 people with ice cream.)

What you need

4 large ripe bananas
Handful of raisins (a little less than 1/2 a cup)
3 tots dark rum
60g butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

The process

First put the 3 tots of rum into a cup and toss in the raisins, set them aside to plump up.

In a pan on a medium heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir until it has completely melted. Slice the bananas through the center, add to the sauce and cook for 3 or 4 minutes until soft, turning them gently every now and then.

Sprinkle over the cinnamon, add the raisins and rum mixture and allow to heat through for about another 2 minutes or so.

That’s that, sauce done.

Serve hot or cold topped off with a ball or 2 of ice cream.