This double-strength banana dessert beats a banana split halfway to Dakar! Served with an excellent demitasse, it is a delicious and sophisticated dessert.

4 bananas

1 pint heavy cream

cup sugar

8 bananas

4 tsp. chopped candied fruits as angelica or red cherries

8 tsp. black raisins

8 Tbs. chopped peanuts

8 Tbs. slivered almonds

In an electric blender (or by hand): Beat 4 bananas to a pulp. Add: 1 pint heavy cream and cup sugar. Beat until frothy. Pour into freezer trays and freeze for 1 to 2 hours until partially firm. Cut 8 bananas in half lengthwise and then in half across. Place 1 banana (4 pieces in a row side by side) on a dessert plate. Spread the frozen bananas uniformly over the fresh bananas when ready to serve. Sprinkle each serving with: tsp. chopped candied fruits as angelica or red cherries, 1 tsp. black raisins, 1 Tbs. chopped peanuts and 1 Tbs. slivered almonds.

8 portions

country : Senegal

course : dessert

source : The African Cookbook / Bea Sandler