November 04, 2021

Banana Splits

Banana Splitsville is really three recipes in one. I started by making the doodads and the caramel sauce during my lunch break.


As you can see, at first I tried while the caramel was too hot (upper left) and ended up with lumps. As it cooled I got better doodads (the paper on the right). They were a little crunchy and stick to your teeth. Then I made the caramel sauce. I don’t think I waited long enough to see smoke (maybe it was steam, or my eyes playing tricks on me?) but it didn’t seem to matter because I got it to a boil and everything seemed (and tasted) just fine.

caramel sauce

After dinner, I then bruleed the bananas and put it all together. I didn’t quite get the glass-like texture that Alton did in the show, and I stopped with the torch when it seemed like it was cooking the bananas (notice the browning). But, they were still sweet and a bit toasty.

brulee bananas

The finished product doesn’t looks great (I blame my food photography) but it was really tasty, even though banana splits aren’t something I’d usually go for.


Banana Splitsville

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 2/5
  • Used somewhere between a cup and 1.5 cups of cream