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Banana Magic with Banana Leather and Caramel Spiral


The Great South African Bake Off

BBC Lifestyle



  • 4 ea. Eggs, Separated
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 15ml Treacle Sugar
  • 15ml Rum
  • ½ cup Butter, Melted
  • ½ cup Ripe Banana,
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg, Grated
  • 10 ml Vanilla Essence
  • 2/4 cup Flour
  • 500 ml Milk, Lukewarm   Banana leather:

  • 2ea.Ripe Bananas

  • 15 ml Cinnamon

Caramel spiral:

  • 62.5 ml Golden Syrup
  • 62.5 ml Water
  • 500 ml Sugar
  • 15 ml Oil

Preparation method

Banana Warm Cake:

  • Pre heat oven to 160 degrees
  • Grease 6 mini cylindrical pans/ramekins
  • Whisk egg white to soft peak stage, set aside
  • Beat egg yolks, white and brown sugar, rum, vanilla essence until light
  • Add melted butter, banana and nutmeg, beat for 1 minute
  • Mix in flour (do not over mix)
  • Add milk and beat to incorporate
  • Fold in egg whites with a spatula
  • Whisk egg white to soft peak stage, set aside
  • Pour batter into pans
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown
  • Serve warm

Banana leather:

  • Preheat oven to 80 degrees
  • Lightly spray baking tray with cook and spray
  • Puree bananas and cinnamon until smooth
  • Pour puree onto greased baking sheet
  • Evenly spread the puree onto baking sheet
  • Bake until leather is easy to lift from the pan, is pliable and easy to cut into shape

Caramel spiral:

  • Add syrup, water and sugar into a deep heavy based pot
  • Bring to the boil, stirring until mixture turns golden colour (at 149 degrees on sweet thermometer)
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to 93
  • Grease metal tool
  • When caramel is ready take a spoonful and start to spiral by winding the sugar strand around the bottom of metal tool
  • Allow sugar spiral to cool for 30 seconds before removing from metal tool.