Peter Pan Dessert (1919) ★★★★

I wonder why this is called Peter Pan dessert?

Cut a banana in four strips, cross two over two in basket-shape, fill centre square with a tablespoon of ice-cream and sprinkle over all some chopped walnuts, pistachio nuts and marshmallows, cut in strips.

The Verdict:
First off, can we all agree that a single tablespoon is a paltry amount of ice cream? Yes. Okay. Anyway, I thought this was actually quite a pretty dessert, but unfortunately nuts are so not my thing. I just don't like the taste or the texture. If you like bananas and nuts with your ice cream, you will like this. The mixture of textures and flavours was definitely different. It wasn't bad. I am giving this four stars because there's nothing really offensive about the dish.

Modernized Recipe:
(Adapted from The International Jewish Cookbook)

1 tablespoon VANILLA ICE CREAM
1 teaspoon WALNUTS, chopped
1 teaspoon PISTACHIOS, chopped

1. Chop the nuts and slice the marshmallows.
2. Slice the banana into 4 pieces and weave like a basket on a plate. Place a tablespoon of ice cream in the middle and sprinkle with nuts and marshmallows.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.


  1. A tablespoon? IDEA. This is called Peter Pan dessert because this is the dessert that makes children want to run away into the forest because of their stingy parents.

  2. Seems like a logical explanation!

  3. Something about the bananas kind of remind me of his hat! lol!