Although my journey into the world of MMOs ended at Final Fantasy XI, I can’t lie about the few times I would occasionally divert to other MMORPGs. FFXI was the gateway drug into Runescape, Everquest, Rift and Guild Wars II (shockingly enough, never World of Warcraft). And, although time spent with these games were fleeting, I can still remember what a huge role crafting played in the day to day continuation of these online experiences.
Obviously my favorite craft was cooking, and looking back at this particular recipe is so laughable, all you need are a banana, a bottle of Passionfruit sauce and presto! Magic happens before your very eyes. If only it were that easy in real life.
Anyway, on to the recipe. I wanted to create something simple after the amount of time I had put into the Super Mario 64 cake and this fit the bill, it takes about 5 minutes.
Fun Fact: Traveling to many of the vistas entails a LOT of platforming for an MMORPG. Having jumping puzzles is also unusual in the MMO genre.
3 firm bananas
2 Tbsp of brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp of butter
Pulp from 2-3 passionfruit
Pre-heat the grill. Line a baking tray with foil.
Slice the bananas in half, length-ways. Spread the butter over the cut side. Place the bananas, cut side up, on the baking tray.
Sprinkle bananas with brown sugar. Grill for 4 minutes then gently turn bananas over and grill for another 4 minutes or until golden and soft.
Divide bananas equally amongst two serving dishes. Top with passionfruit pulp. If desired, serve with vanilla yoghurt, custard or even ice cream.
Fun Fact: To promote the “Dragon Bash” holiday, ArenaNet produced physical versions of the dragon piñatas that appear in game and sent them to assorted gaming journalists. I wonder what was inside?