Tia Maria Bananas with Pancakes



  • 1 quantity of pancakes.
  • 60gm (2 oz) butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons Tia Maria
  • 3 large bananas
  • cinnamon powder to taste


  1. Heat butter in large frying pan or wok.
  2. Add brown sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling.
  3. Add orange juice, stir until combined.
  4. Add Tia Maria, bring to the boil, boil uncovered for three minutes.
  5. Add thickly-sliced bananas and simmer for one minute.
  6. Fold pancakes in half and then in half again. Place on top of bananas and spoon liquid over the pancakes until coated.
  7. Place 2 pancakes on each serving plate, spoon over the bananas and the liquid.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  9. Served hot with whipped cream or ice cream.

Yummy - but not for the calorie conscious.

Pancakes Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of milk


  1. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl;
  2. add eggs, stir until mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Gradually add milk, mixing to a smooth batter. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat pan; grease well with butter or margarine.
  5. From a small jug pour 2-3 tablespoons of pancake mixture into pan, swirling batter evenly around the pan.
  6. Cook over medium heat until a light golden brown. Toss or turn pancake and cook on the other side.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.

Comment: This should make between 6 - 8 pancakes. Surplus can be frozen. This the basic recipe. The fun starts when you start to add fillings or toppings...