Jan Braai's Caramel Flambé Bananas. PICTURE: GUILLAUME BOSCH
Who said Valentine’s Day always has to be celebrated with a candle-lit dinner featuring fine cuisine and Champagne?   What about those who prefer roughing it in the outdoors, camping, mounting climbing and having a good time in the wilderness? 

Jan Braai’s book, Shisanyama: Braai Recipes from South Africa, is the perfect recipe book to get deas for a romantic weekend in   the bush. 

The book has been named the best Bbarbeque book in South Africa by the Gourmand World Book Awards. 

So why not try these recipes from the book? Not only are they easy to do, but are perfectly suited for outdoors. 

Caramel Flambé  Bananas ( Serves 4-6)

4 bananas
2 tots butter
½ cup maple syrup
2 tots brandy
vanilla ice cream (to serve)
Jan Braai's Caramel Flambé Bananas PICTURE: GUILLAUME BOSCH
PEEL the bananas and then slice each one into three or four pieces. 
We suggest cutting them diagonally as this will  make presentation a bit more appealing but the way you cut   the bananas will obviously make no difference to the taste of   the meal.
Melt the butter and syrup in your fireproof pan on the fire and fry the banana pieces in that until everything starts to caramelise and brown.
Now add the brandy, which should spontaneously catch alight from the flames of the fire, in reaction to the alcohol in the brandy.
As soon as the flames die down, serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from Shisanyama: Braai Recipes from South Africa is available to purchase from Loot.co.za for R289. Click here to purchase