Tropical Steamer Recipe

Tropical Steamer Recipe

Ingredients: Serves 6

75 g/3 oz unsalted (sweet) butter, plus extra for greasing
50 g/2 oz dark brown sugar

3 ripe bananas
15 ml/1 tbsp dark rum
2 eggs, separated
175 g/6 oz self-raising (self-rising) flour, sifted
Dark Rum Sauce, to serve


Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mash two of the bananas with the rum and beat into the butter mixture with the egg yolks. Fold in the flour with a metal spoon. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the mixture with a metal spoon. Thinly slice the remaining banana. Spoon half the mixture into a 1 liter greased pudding basin. Top with the banana slices. Spoon over the remaining mixture. Cover with double thickness of greased greaseproof (waxed) paper or foil, with a pleat in the centre to allow for rising. Twist and fold under the rim to secure. Steam for 1.5 hours. Loosen the edge and turn out on to a warmed serving plate. Serve with Dark Rum Sauce.

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