Being married to a Swiss can have its challenges, not the least of which is their relationship with chocolate. Chocolate is their god given right and thus my daughter has been taught that chocolate after every meal is normal. Growing up, dessert was usually a piece of fruit or, even better, some canned peaches in that delicious sweet syrup or, if really lucky, there were a handful of desserts that would make an appearance but it wasn't an everyday, and certainly not an every meal, occurrence. There were the beloved pear crisp and tapioca that my babysitter would prepare but for me the most cherished was bananas foster. Exclusively prepared by my mother when a sweet treat after dinner was lacking but needed. Made from only three ingredients it’s as simple as it is satisfying.
You will need bananas (about 1 per person), butter and brown sugar.
Slice the bananas lengthwise and then in half. Melt the butter in a pan and add a good spoonful or two of brown sugar when its starts to create sauce add the bananas and cook until golden. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you have it.