Required: Two bananas. Two ounces of butter. Eight finger-shaped pieces of bread. Coralline pepper. (Sufficient for about six.)

Peel the bananas, cut each in halves lengthways, and then cut each piece in half so that there are four pieces from each banana. Melt the butter in a frying-pan, fry the pieces of bread a golden brown, and then drain them well on paper. Now put in the bananas, and fry them quickly, turning them once or twice.

Place a portion of banana on each piece of bread, and dust it with coralline pepper. Arrange the croutes of bananas on a lace paper, and serve them hot.

Cost, 5d. • .