Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
With a Duke of Clarence in mind from the 15th century, who had a taste for Madeira, the originater of this recipe concocted it and it calls for Madeira, preferably Malmsey. I first tried this when I was a dinner guest of some friends of friends, loved it so much, begged for the recipe and got it!! It does contain alcohol, which, if done right, will evaporate. Parents caution as to whether to give it to your children.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (please don't use salted butter, it will ruin the recipe)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup madeira wine, preferably Malmsley
- 4 firm-ripe bananas, each peeled and cut into 8 pieces
- 8 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Melt the butter in a 10 or 12-inch skillet over low heat.
- Add the honey, lemon juice, nutmeg, ginger, and pepper.
- Stir until the honey liquifies and the ingredients are well blended.
- Add the Madeira, bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes. Note: The recipe may be done ahead to this point. Reheat sauce before continuing.
- Add the banana pieces to the simmering sauce.
- Cook them, basting and turning, until they befin to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place 2 scoops of ice cream in each of the 4 bowls or soup plates.
- Spoon the hot bananas and sauce over the ice cream and serve at once.