July 21, 2012

Food Glorious Food

This weeks Keep It Simple Stupid cooking adventure was a reinvention of the banana split... Sort of.

In high school, I was part of the mock trials team, and in year 12, we won the overall competition which was pretty exciting. We went out to breakfast at a lovely cafe in Cottesloe to celebrate, and most of us were sparing with our orders because we didn't want to spend too much, so a friend and I shared the most amazing pancakes with double cream, maple syrup and grilled bananas. I could've devoured more than one plate of that dish all by myself - it was so good! Then it comes time to pay and we all whip out our wallets and our teacher goes, 'girls, what are you doing? We got $500 for winning the comp, so I thought I'd use it for breakfast.' You can imagine the collective sigh that ensued - we all would've eaten so much more!!

But ah well, that seems like a very long time ago now, and ever since that day I've wanted another chance to experience grilled banana like that. Every time I see a banana I think of it, it's rather ridiculous. So today, after I successfully grilled a crazy amount of veggies for dinner, I decided to give it a crack but this time in the form of a wintery banana split (because it really is quite cold today). It was pretty tasty :D

If you fancy making one for yourself, here's what you've gotta do (or you could just make up your own, it's really that simple!)

1. Slice banana in half, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
2. Melt butter in a griddle pan, and place the banana flesh side down on the grill for as long as you so desire. About half way through, add roughly chopped walnuts to dry roast.
3. Put it all on a plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or two, and some shaved chocolate.

Buon appetito!!
Rhi xx

PS. I've also been watching movies this week, although some have been of the 'boy movie' variety... I grew up watching TV with my Dad so the action movies can't really be helped! :P

I cannot recommend this enough!
I'm a little in love with both Ewan McGregor
and Melanie Laurent.

If you want to feel tense, watch this.
Despite that (and all the average reviews) I actually quite enjoyed it.

PPS. A new guest post shall be arriving shortly and it's absolutely brilliant!!! Stay tuned :D

Happy Saturday! :)


Ana Carneiro said...

That breakfast/ dessert looks so yummy! I have a sweet tooth and I'm always on the look-out for new recipes!

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sonia de macedo said...

I really wanted to see Mand on a Ledge but had no idea it got mixed reviews - oh well I'm going to see it regardless! Can't say I liked this post because of my abnormal disgust of banana's but will commend you for the creativity and genius behind it! I'm sure it tasted good too, in some weird way my taste buds will never understand! LOL

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhianna,

Thanks for popping by Gypsy in Jasper the other day. I hope one day you'll be able to do yoga while making/eating grilled bananas. Boy do those ever look good. I might just have to whip some up for dessert tomorrow.