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Roasted Treacle Toffee Bananas

This incredible dessert recipe from Levi Roots is the perfect way to finish off your barbecue. Make this recipe your own by customising it to your taste.

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Cooking bananas on a barbecue is super easy. You just wrap them in foil, place them on the grill when there’s space, and leave them there, turning once or twice, until you’re ready for pudding. Enjoy the lovely, gooey, sweet, brown-sugary centre with some cream or ice cream.

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50g unsalted butter, softened
50g dark muscovado sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 bananas
clotted cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve


Mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Cut into each banana through the skin, almost down to the bottom of the fruit. 

Divide the sugary vanilla butter between the bananas, pushing it down into the cut and spreading it out. Close up the fruit and wrap in a layer of foil. Barbecue, turning occasionally, until the fruit has softened and the butter and sugar have melted. Allow about 20 minutes, but you can leave them there for as long as you need to if the fire isn’t too hot. 

Serve with clotted cream or vanilla ice cream.

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