But, I’ll serve up a sundae for a good cause ☺.
Don’t be surprised if you suddenly see plenty of banana splits popping up all over blogland. Foodbuzz is organizing a Top 9 Takeover, and on Monday, all Top 9 featured posts will be about the same theme: (yup, you guessed it) banana splits.
To help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research, and the Ovarian Cancer Research fund.
You can join in and help too, by following this link to the Kelly Confidential website.
So, here’s my attempt at an unconventional banana split.
Since I was short on time, I used store bought ice-cream, but I did make one component of my banana split from scratch.
Yes, yes, I know, a banana split is supposed to be made up of a split banana, but I’ve always found the combination of raw banana and ice-cream a bit boring. So I made a sort of caramelized banana thingy to go with the scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice- cream.
It’s pretty simple to make the caramelized banana. First slice a banana into rounds, drizzle with lemon juice if you don’t like it going brown. Heat about a tablespoon of butter in a small nonstick frying pan, add the bananas and cook carefully on one side, then gently turn them all over and cook on the other side. Once they start to soften and look cooked, sprinkle with some brown sugar (adjust to taste) and shake the pan lightly to get the sugar, banana juices and butter to mingle. You should end up with soft golden-brown banana pieces in a sticky sauce. Leave to cool before using with ice-cream.
Then I added some coconut chips, melted chocolate, whipped cream and a cherry on top to create my version the famous split. And you know what I reckon would go well with this? Maybe a teeny splash of rum. It is the weekend after all. Have a good one.
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