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Bananas Brulee




  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tsp vanilla sugar*
  • A kitchen blow-torch.  I think you could broil them in the oven, but I’ve not tried it.


  1. Slice the ends off each banana then cut them in half length-wise and width-wise so you’re left with 4 pieces per banana.
  2. Coat the cut edge of banana in the vanilla sugar (nestle it in).
  3. Peel the bananas and lay them, sugar side up, on a heat proof pan.
  4. Torch those babies in an even sweeping motion until the sugar caramelizes – don’t let it burn.
  5. Cool and enjoy!

*You can use regular white sugar, but we thought the hint of vanilla would add to our enjoyment.  I make my own vanilla sugar by stashing emptied/used vanilla bean pods in a small container of sugar.  I shake it and adjust every few months.