First posted: Dec 15, 2015

Banana Brûlées



Cooks in:        Serves:4

  • 3-4 ripe bananas, halved lengthways
  • 4 tsp dark brown sugar (or honey)
½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ Tbsp butter
For the Chocolate Ganache
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100ml cream
  • 1 heaped Tbsp mascarpone

What to do

1. Lay your banana halves skin-side down over coals, or in your oven at 180C for 5-8 minutes or until softened.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, nutmeg and vanilla and spoon it over the cut side of the bananas. Add the bananas to a hot pan along with a small knob of butter 2-3 minutes on each side or until the sugar has melted and is sticky and caramelized.

3. Meanwhile, to make the ganache, add the chocolate and cream to a double boiler and heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove the bowl from the heat, and whick through 1 large Tbsp mascarpone until the mixture is glossy and silky.

3. Remove the bananas from the heat and serve immediately with the chocolate ganache.

Photo from 'Sarah Graham's Food Safari' by Ricardo de Leça.

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