Bananas, English walnuts,

Lettuce leaves, Mayonnaise.

The bananas should be ripe, but not soft. Cut them into thin slices, using a silver knife. Shell the walnuts, of which use one-third the quantity of the sliced bananas. Chop the nuts, mix the fruit and nuts lightly, and heap them on a platter that has been covered with lettuce leaves. The leaves should be crisp.

Pour mayonnaise dressing over the whole, taking care that the mayonnaise has been seasoned quite sharply with cayenne.