|Double Chocolate and Banana Tart|
This week's recipe leant itself well to adaptation. I loved the idea of caramelized bananas and chocolate but I knew we would not be able to eat the tart in one day and once cut I wasn't sure how well the bananas would keep.
So I tried Dorie's bonne idee and made the chocolate shortbread crust (pressed in, how easy is that?), a layer of Nutella, and then the chocolate ganache. I caramelized a few bananas to use as a garnish along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I would pronounce it just about perfect. It would have been perfect if I had toasted some hazelnuts to scatter on top but I couldn't find any in my local grocery store and decided I wouldn't drive all over town looking for them!
The tart has kept well in the fridge and will definitely be added to my collection of easy recipes to make with things on hand...except for cream...i don't always have cream.
Our son who lives in Dallas made a last minute business trip to OKC and he pronounced it DELICIOUS!
Ice cream waits for no man or woman to snap a photo but my ice cream started melting when we discovered a baby blue jay was out of the nest a tad early and we were concerned the neighbor's cat would find him before he figured out how to get off the ground. All ended well with the baby hopping into a shrub and my husband scaring off the cat! Sorry kitty kitty!
Don't forget to check out all the French Friday cooks this week!