Someone very special deserves these waffles, loaded with fried bananas, chocolate sauce and ice cream. It's probably you.
Equipment: You will need a waffle maker.
For the waffles, preheat a waffle maker to a medium setting and preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1. Place a large wire rack onto a baking tray and keep it warm.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the eggs, milk and butter until well combined.
Ladle some of the batter into each well of the waffle maker, close the lid and cook for five minutes, or until golden-brown and crisp. Repeat the process until the batter is used up. Keep the waffles warm on the baking tray in the oven.
For the hot chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (ensure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water).
In another pan, heat the sugar and 100ml/3½oz water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil.
Stir the sugar syrup into the chocolate until smooth and shiny.
For the fried bananas, heat a frying pan until hot, then melt together the butter and sugar.
Add the bananas and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown all over.
Place the waffles on a plate and top with chocolate sauce and serve the bananas and ice cream on the side.
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James Martin presents with help from top chefs Gennaro Contaldo and Francesco Mazzei.