Originally Posted by Minnewaska
Not to let any thread stay on point, if you have left over bananas, you should grill them in their skins. Slice lengthwise and top with either whipped cream, chocolate, cinnamon, brandy or whatever you like or just eat them as is. Bread is for old ladies playing bridge.
I prefer my grilled bananas to be a little on the green side instead of overripe bananas the consistency of food in an retirement community. In your application I would get plantains as they have a little structure to them and don't have the consistency of baby food.
I one restaurant I used to have we would take the recipe make the bread... cut into 4 inch diameter 1 inch thick circles, soak it a little in brandy and then grill. we would make ice cream sandwiches with the banana bread as the cookie with homemade coconut ice cream.
In another use we would make a tiramisu like cake with the banana bread cut and soaked in dark Meyers rum substituting for the ladyfingers with espresso and mascarpone cheese as the filling.
See Minnie the bread here is just a precursor building block for the next item and can be eaten by real grownups in its reconditioned application not just to be served to old ladies playing bridge or mahjong.