When I looked at who was playing a match today, Ghana leapt out at me as the most unusual country (in terms of cuisine) so I went for a look on google and discovered that most Ghanaian desserts involve bananas. The most iconic sounding one is Bananas Ghana, which is what we had for dessert tonight. The kids absolutely loved it so next time we have overly ripe bananas that need using up, I know what to make ! It only takes minutes so it's a quicker option than banana bread.
4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise and then crosswise
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup orange juice
a sprinkle of shredded coconut or chopped peanuts
Mix the sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl and roll the banana pieces in it. Place them on a baking tray and pour over the orange juice. (You can add a glug of Cointreau if this is for grown-ups.)
Put in the oven at 180° for 20 minutes until the bananas are soft and the orange juice has reduced.
Serve sprinkled with coconut. If you want to be extra indulgent, a scoop of ice cream or a squirt of whipped cream would go really well with this too.
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