Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Quick, Easy and Delicious Dessert

I know that most of you are not looking for dessert recipes now that the holidays are over. If anything we are trying to forget about desserts for awhile. I am sharing this particular dessert with you because it is one of my husband's favorites and because it is so easy to whip up when some unexpected guests show up. You can tell by the looks of my recipe book, that I have been making this dessert for many years. In fact, you can see the way my daughter scribbled on it when she was much younger. It is a cookbook created by my sister-in-law's aunt.
Into a pan you combine first 6 ingredients; 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/4 cups of sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 1 TBS. water, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. This sauce is best served at room tempeture. If refrigerated, remove and place at room tempeture for at least 2 hours. Add bananas to sauce, serve over vanilla ice cream, top with whipped cream(Cool Whip), and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

I toast the coconut ahead of time and keep in a ziplocked bag in the freezer. As you can see, this is so easy to put together, especially if the sauce is made ahead of time, and the coconut is toasted ahead of time.

I served the "Rosanna Banana" in these pretty dishes that I found at the flea market this summer. They hold the perfect amount of dessert. A hot cup of coffee or tea, and lots of good conversation...another memory created. Oh yes, I did add some pink and red blended sugar crystals. For some reason my mother's words always echo in my mind. She would say, "why serve bland looking meals or desserts, when all it takes is a little time to make things beautiful." Now that I am a mother, I wonder what words echo in my daughter's minds?


JonJon Rosaleen said...

Wow!! This is my first visit and I like your blog so much.. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed new year.

Shelley said...

I always love to have a new dessert recipe - no matter the time of year! This one sounds delicious and I love that you added the sugar crystals - makes for a beautiful presentation!

Jeane` said...

Well, right now the words that echo the most are "you'll be fine" (in other words "Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and you'll be ok!), as I am dealing with snotty little children who can tend to be a bit over dramatic. But someday, and maybe not as far as I might think, it might wander to food presentation and other such nice things!! :)
Love you!


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