Bonfire night: Banana & butterscotch pudding.



Ahh Bonfire night. Family, fireworks and food. Food is always, in my eyes the most important part of any gathering. This year, just like last we’ll invite family over, we’ll huddle on the deck, gazing up at the explosions of colour, all whilst eating something delicious.

* Or it really could end up like last year, Izzy will cry and i’ll end up sat inside watching cebeebies, trying to sooth her whilst everyone else enjoys the fireworks*

Anyway, last year I made way too much, so this year I’m simplifying it all. Something simple and satisfying like soup or a gigantic shepards pie, then I’ll be making a massive dish of this beautiful desert for afters.

Originally seen on Lorraine about three years ago, I searched out Bill Grangers actual recipe and have made it a bunch of times since. You can find the original Here.

Heres what you’ll need.

  • 125 g plain flour
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ripe bananas, 1 mashed, 1 sliced into quarters lengthways
  • 250 ml milk
  • 85 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140 g soft brown sugar
  • 90 g golden syrup
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • And either Custard, ice cream or fresh cream to serve with.




Here’s what you’ll need do.

  • Reheat your oven to 180 (160 fan/ gas mark 4) and grease your baking tin. (I use a pyrex dish.)
  • Now sift Flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl.



  • Next add the mashed bananas, milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla and give it a good whisk until completely smooth.
  • Now pour it into you’re baking dish.


  • Next we move on to the butterscotch sauce. Put the brown sugar, golden syrup and boiling water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Pour the butterscotch sauce all over the banana cake mixture. DO NOT stir it in, just leave it as it is & place it in the oven (middle shelf), for 30-40 minutes or until golden and risen.


*I strongly advise leaving for five to ten minutes to cool before serving, as delicious as that sauce is, its like scalding lava when its that hot.*




Now cut out a big piece, serve with your accompaniment of choice (I like a good quality vanilla ice cream, it turns the butterscotch sauce all fudge like on your tongue… Mmm) go grab a spoon and enjoy the fireworks.



The little woman pretends.



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