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    Glazed Bananas and Exotic Fruits

    A delicious and colourful warm banana dessert. Serve with ice cream, cream or half fat crème fraîche.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 55g unsalted butter
    • 1tbsp demerara sugar
    • 1tbsp clear honey
    • 4 'home-ripening' bananas
    • 55g physalis, the papery lanterns peeled back and twisted gently
    • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
    • 1 carambola, sliced crosswise to form star shapes


    1. To make a glaze, melt the butter over a very gentle heat and stir in the sugar and honey.
    2. Peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthways. Place them in a heatproof serving dish with the cut side uppermost. Pour the glaze over the bananas and arrange the rest of the fruit on top.
    3. Cover and cook in a preheated oven 180°C, gas mark 4 for 25 minutes until the bananas are golden brown or tender. Serve immediately.

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    To make a banana smoothie, peel 2 ripe bananas and place in a food processor with 150ml natural yogurt, 2 scoops ice cream and 1tbsp clear honey. Process until smooth. Pour into serving dishes and serve immediately. Serves 2 on its own as a dessert or 4 if served with the glazed bananas and exotic fruits.


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