Flaming whisky Bananas Foster

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By Signe Johansen

Published 2018

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Another old-school dessert that is ideal for the solo cook. Bananas have a natural affinity with whisky – especially a whisky with tropical notes (but to be honest their mellow sweetness pairs well with most types). If you don’t have whisky to hand, simply substitute with rum or brandy.


  • 1 slightly unripe/green banana
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp soft


Have a champagne coupe or cocktail glass at the ready. Slice the banana into about 5 diagonal pieces. Heat the butter in a small skillet or frying pan over a medium heat until foaming, then add the brown sugar and sea salt, stirring a little so they’re evenly distributed. Add the banana slices to the pan and fry for about a minute on each side, or until they look golden brown. Remove the pan fr