Adults Only Banana Split

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman

It’s my son’s 25th birthday today and (I know this will shock you) I’m all about the food
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I asked if he had any special requests and he threw a challenge at me to make a grown-up, fancy version of a banana split
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Little Grasshopper, you need to give me something more difficult than that
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I workshopped the idea with the ladies in my Edible Images Workshop group and this is what we came up with
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Luxurious caramelised bananas, salted chocolate dipped wafers, vanilla bean ice cream, honey-roasted macadamia nuts and a boozy rum sauce
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*flicks the shoulder of his shirt*
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Son, your split has just been pimped
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Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas

  • 4 ice cream wafers

  • 1/4 cup melted chocolate

  • 120 gram tub honey-roasted macadamia nuts

  • Vanilla bean ice cream

  • Sea salt

  • Rum Sauce:
  • 60 grams butter

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/4 cup cream

  • 2-4 tablespoons dark rum

Directions

  • To make the rum sauce, place the dark brown sugar, butter and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.
  • Increase the heat to high a boil for 1 minute, stirring the whole time.
  • Add the cream and the rum and boil for a further 4 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • The sauce will thicken as it cools and can be served warm or cold.
  • Cut your wafers in half diagonally and dip one edge into the melted chocolate.
  • Chill in the fridge on a tray covered with baking paper.
  • Split your bananas in half and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Using either a blowtorch or a hot grill, caramelise the sugar.
  • Brush some melted chocolate across your plate and then arrange your banana.
  • Add the ice cream, the wafers and a scatter of honey-roasted macadamias.
  • Finish off with a hefty drizzle of rum sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes.
  • Enjoy with a smug look on your face.