Required: Four bananas.

Four teaspoonfuls of castor sugar. Four teaspoonfuls of hot water. One ounce of butter. A little spice. (Sufficient for three.)

Peel the bananas and cut each in half lengthways. Lay them in a shallow dish, add the water, and sprinkle over them the castor sugar and spice. Melt the butter, pour it over them, and bake in a moderate oven for about twenty minutes.

Cost, 6d.