The perfect end to a summer barbecue!


50g butter, softened

40g light brown sugar

1-2 tbsp spiced rum

6 unpeeled bananas

Ice cream, to serve (we like coconut)


Mix the butter with the sugar . Make a split through the inside curve of each banana skin – be careful not to cut all the way through.

Spread a spoonful of the spiced butter inside each skin.

Place the bananas, curved-side up – so the butter doesn’t leak when it melts – onto individual sheets of foil large enough to wrap them completely. Crimp up the foil to make a parcel, and then put onto the embers for 15 mins, turning once.

The bananas should be sticky and caramelized, but check one and cook for longer if necessary.

Serve with a scoop of ice cream.