This recipe makes
- 1 small bowl mold good for 4 people if served as a dessert or snack
You will need:
- 2 tablespoons of corn flour (also known as corn starch)
- 3 large bananas, mashed to oblivion or blended
- ½ teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1 cup (450ml) of water
- 1 tablespoon of neutral cooking oil (sunflower and corn oil are good)
- ⅛ teaspoon (or a small pinch) of salt
Let's do this!
1. In a small frying pan (ideally non-stick), heat some oil and lightly fry the bananas with a tiny pinch of salt. After 2 minutes, add powdered cinnamon and sugar, and stir to incorporate well. Cook over medium heat with constant stirring for 3 minutes until aromatic.
2. Mix the corn flour and water well to make a slurry and pour it into the pan. Cook in high heat with constant stirring until the mixture becomes very thick. Not sauce-thick, not batter-thick. I mean sticking-to-the-spatula and difficult-to-stir-thick. But be careful not to burn it or dehydrate it too much. Use wise judgement, for heaven's sake!
3. Transfer to a greased mold or bowl and refrigerate covered for at least 3 hours to set.
4. Invert the mold onto a plate to reveal the set maja banana. Serve as a snack or dessert.
Tip: Best served with tea, coffee or hot chocolate.