• 4 bananas
  • 6 kiwi fruit ripe, but not too soft
  • 2 cans Guinness "Pub Draft"
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 rounded t fine orange zest
  • 1-2 heaping T powdered chocolate
  • (I used Ghirardelli sweet ground chocolate and cocoa)
  • 1 c maple syrup
  • 1 c honey
  • 1 T butter
  • cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • whipped cream
  • 8 heaping Tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


Put the Guinness, maple syrup and honey in a saucepan over medium heat and reduce volume by about half.

While liquid is reducing, place walnut pieces (perhaps meat from eight medium size walnuts) on cookie sheet and toast lightly. Be careful not to over-toast - they burn easily and turn bitter. Chop walnuts to yield medium to fine pieces.

Stir orange juice into the liquid and add the orange zest. Add powdered chocolate gradually tasting several times. Stop short of using both tablespoons if you reach the point where you're happy with the flavor. Add the butter and a little cinnamon (to taste). Continue reducing mixture to desired thickness.

Slice banana into one half inch thick pieces and, after peeling kiwis, slice them into one quarter inch pieces. Place mixture of equal parts kiwi and banana in small bowl, pour warm Guinness syrup over top and garnish with whipped cream and toasted walnuts.

Serves 4. note: As prepared for the competition, both powdered chocolate and brown sugar were used (and in greater quantity), but no honey and no maple syrup. While the liquid reduced to a flavor that was attractive, desired thickness wasn't achieved. A professional chef has suggested this modification. I suggest you have fun and be prepared to taste frequently and adjust accordingly as you proceed.

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Submitted 4/15/06.
Source: epicurean magazine
Submitted By: b smith

Guinness Sundae