YUM! Just like the maduros in my favorite restaurant in San Jose, Costa Rica. I served these with jerk stew chicken, which was a nice contrast to the sweetness of this dish.
I loved this recipe. I stopped making fried foods but still wanted to enjoy plantains. When i made this, my roommates looked at me puzzled when i put them in the oven; but after they tasted them, we all loved them. I am now going to start to make them this way!!
The smell, texture, and appearance are good. They are just a little starchy for a "dessert" type recipe. The firmness was different, but enjoyable. I would use about half the butter next time, and make up some of the mass with corn syrup. These would be great with bananas as a substitute, served with a good helping of vanilla bean icecream.
Very easy and it smells soooo good. We had never before eaten plantains and weren't sure what to expect. (They were a bit difficult to peel I found.) Unfortunately, we found the plantains to be a bit too firm for our taste, even after cooking. The syrup was quite good though. Next time I would make this with bananas.