This is a very naughty dessert or breakfast/brunch dish - but it is nice to have a treat now and then, so why not! Glossy caramelised toffee bananas served sandwiched between light, fluffy pancakes and then topped with more bananas and syrup with whipped cream............how decadent is that!
whipped cream, to serve
100g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
Banoffee Bananas and Sauce
4 bananas, peeled and sliced on an angle
50g brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
Pancakes: Sift the plain flour and baking powder together in a large bowl, and make a well in the centre. Pour in the eggs and buttermilk, then gradually whisk in the flour mixture, until you have a perfectly smooth batter. Add the milk if the batter seems a little thick.
Heat the butter or oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 4 large spoonfuls of the pancake batter, spaced apart, to make 9cm round pancakes. Cook for 2 minutes, until golden underneath, then flip over and cook for a further 2 minutes, until cooked through. Remove, keep warm in a low oven and repeat with the remaining batter - makes about 8 pancakes in total.
Banoffee Bananas: Heat the sugar and golden syrup in a pan, until it forms a caramel or sticky thick sauce. Add the banana slices to the pan, shaking to coat well. Add the butter to the pan and heat for another 1-2 minutes.
To Assemble: Take one pancake and top with some of the banoffee banana and syrup mixture - place another pancake on top and add another spoon of the banana mixture; Add the whipped cream and drizzle any remaining banoffee syrup over and around the pancake stack. Drizzle some more ginger syrup over if there is not enough. Serve immediately whilst still warm.
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