I might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed because I'm feeling not quite right. I'm having this quiet nagging feeling of sadness. As I worked on my computer, I made a quick glance on my kitchen counter and there I saw ripe saba bananas. They looked like they're flirting with me and showing off their fullness and sweetness. I stood up, took 3 among 8 saba bananas and decided these bananas might just be the quick solution to say goodbye to my sadness. My mind made a mental picture of Minatamis na Saging. I thought a sugar rush might just be what I need.
Minatamis na Saging is a very common Filipino dessert, a sister to another popular dessert saba con yelo where the base minatamis na saging is added with milk and crushed ice. To lonely moments such as right now, I usually add extra water and sugar to my Minatamis na Saging (like the picture above with the saba bananas swimming in caramel sauce) because... please don't judge me for what I am about to tell you right now... I will be adding some of the excess thin caramel sauce to a red wine and drink it. :)
For ordinary days however, especially if I'm making Minatamis na Saging for merienda, I only add just the right amount of water and sugar. I think you should try making Minatamis na Saging too because it's quick and easy to make and it's delicious. After I finished my two glasses of this heavenly dessert, I was back to my normal self again. :)
1. Peel 3 extra big saba bananas or 5 small ones.
I usually lengthen time to 15 minutes because I prefer my Minatamis na Saging to be fully soaked with sugar, so shorten or lengthen time to cook the bananas according to your liking.
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