Doce de Banana in Syrup


1 cup of sugar
5 firm, but yellow bananas
a cinnamon stick
10 whole cloves


In a heavy sauce pan dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 2 cups of water. Peel and cut five firm, but yellow bananas and add to the dissolved sugar. Add a cinnamon stick, about 10 whole cloves and cook for a couple of hours over low heat, stirring occasionally. Do not let the bananas dry out; add water if necessary. You’ll want to end up with a nice syrup. Let cool and serve.