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Caramel Bananas

This is an example of taking a perfectly good healthy fruit and making into a decadent treat. Or you can see it as a quick easy dessert, just add icecream, cream, custard or a fancy creamy yoghurt. It’s so basic it hardly counts as a recipe, but it’s so tasty I thought people might want to try it.

This is per person.

1-3 bananas, depending on size (ie. one cavendish but 2-3 ladyfingers depending on size). They should ideally be a touch overripe – if they are at all underripe it will be unpleasantly astringent.
2-4 tsp brown sugar (2 is what I would use, but others may want it sweeter)
squeeze lemon juice
2-4 tsp butter (depending on decadence level required)
pinch nutmeg
few drops vanilla

Slice bananas into stylish diagonal slices, sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice. Melt butter in a frypan, add banana/sugar mix, then add vanilla and nutmeg. Cook on a medium-high heat until  you get a bit of browning on the bananas, then turn down a bit and cook until the bananas are soft.