Easter weekend has finally arrived and while we’re now allowed to welcome people into our gardens, the weather is looking a little chilly. However, we’re British after all and a bit of woolly jumper weather won’t put us off a good barbecue with friends. But Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa has ensured there’s an opportunity to cast our taste buds to sunnier shores by sharing the recipe for its signature banana crumble – well known as one of its best dishes. It’s a pudding that’s appropriate for the cooler weather but every mouthful will transport you to the nutmeg scents and tropical flower-speckled hills of Grenada. Enjoy!

Banana Crumble


100g butter
100g flour
100g oats
80g brown sugar
1sp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1 large banana – peel and slice
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp dark rum
2 tbsp caramelised condensed milk
2 tbsp double cream


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Place on a greased tray and bake in the oven at 180°C until golden.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Break up and use as required (see below).


  1. Heat the butter in a pan, add the banana slices and cook for 30-40 seconds.
  2. While the pan’s hot, add the rum and light the pan with a match to burn off the alcohol.
  3. Add the condensed milk and cream, bring to the boil and keep stirring so the cream and milk come together.
  4. Pour the filling into a ramekin dish and top with the crumble mix.
  5. Pop it into the oven for a few minutes.
  6. Remove, dust with icing sugar and serve with the ice cream of your choice.

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