To make this quick, easy and deliciously creamy dessert, you need really nice ripe bananas. This recipe makes a small amount of dessert for four people. You can always increase the quantities to make more!

Banana Cream Pudding from the Silver Spoon For Children

>> More Recipes...Why not pair enjoy this after The Silver Spoon Classic Lasagne and The Silver Spoon Home-made Focaccia?


  • 2 ripe bananas, plus an extra banana to decorate (optional)
  • ½ lemon
  • 4tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 8tbsp natural yogurt
  • 4tsp runny honey
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon


  • STEP 1

    Peel the 2 bananas and put the flesh into a bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork, mash the bananas until smooth. Cut the lemon in half using the bridge cutting technique (see pages 12–13). Squeeze the lemon juice over the bananas and mix with a fork.

  • STEP 2

    Add the mascarpone cheese and yogurt to the mashed banana and mix together, then swirl through the honey.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon into small serving dishes. If you like, you can put a few extra slices of banana on top to decorate. Sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon and serve.

The Silver Spoon for Children, New Edition £17.95 (Phaidon)

The Silver Spoon for Children

On the 10th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of this bestselling collection of quick, wholesome, easy-to-make Italian dishes for kids to prepare is published on 12th September 2019.

Following the global success of the first edition of The Silver Spoon for Children (adapted especially for children from the most influential Italian cookbook of the last 50 years), and to mark the 10-year anniversary of its publication, this newly designed edition presents a fresh, easy-to-use layout. Kids will love to cook and eat the authentic regional Italian dishes – chosen by a nutritional specialist for their simple instructions, achievability, and balanced nutrition. With its charming, specially commissioned illustrations, a lively layout, and bright and tempting photographs of the finished dishes, this book is sure to please budding cooks in kitchens around the world.

Recommend for children aged 710