“This recipe was featured on week 44 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Burundi is my 44th stop. Unless otherwise noted, my Travel by Stove recipes are taken from authentic or traditional sources, and this recipe has been posted without any alternations or additions to the ingredients. The preparation method for this dessert is a bit odd, but the results are delicious.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, then the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
  2. Transfer half the mixture to a baking dish (it will be sticky, so you'll have to mold it into the dish with your fingers). Then put the bananas and dates on top. Cover the mixture with the remaining dough (this will be tricky given the consistency of the dough, but just do your best).
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top turns a golden brown. Meanwhile, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Serve warm.

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