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BBQ banana split recipe

For a vamped-up version of this classic pud, the split bananas are cooked directly over the fire
For a vamped-up version of this classic pud, the split bananas are cooked directly over the fire Credit: Haarala Hamilton

The traditional recipe is to cut a slit in a banana, stuff it full of chocolate, wrap in foil and bake in the embers for 20 minutes or so. It’s great, but essentially just baked bananas. This way gives a bit more barbecue flavour to the pud.

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 7 minutes

SERVES

One

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ or 1 banana, in its skin
  • A little butter, for rubbing
  • Around 20g chocolate (or more), broken into pieces
  • A slug of rum (for grown-ups)
  • 2-3 scoops of ice cream
  • Toffee sauce (optional)
  • Chopped toasted almonds
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • A glacé cherry (optional) or a strawberry

METHOD

  1. Cut the banana in half lengthways and rub the cut side with butter.
  2. Cook, cut side down, on the barbecue for about five minutes or until well browned.
  3.  Turn over and push pieces of chocolate into the banana flesh. Cook for another couple of minutes, so the chocolate melts, then lift on to a plate.
  4.  Splash on some rum if you like, then add ice cream, toffee sauce, nuts, cream, a cherry – whatever you feel like. Eat straight away.