Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crispy Bananas With Shredded Coconut and Chocolate Coulis

When your house starts smelling like butter, it can only mean one thing... someone is preparing an amazing dessert for you.  They're crispy, buttery and sirupy.   This banana dessert screams out to be eaten from the moment they're spotted from afar. 

When I receive guests for dinner and run out of ideas for the dessert part, I turn to this easy recipe because I know I always have the ingredients at home.   Who doesn't have bananas at home, except those who hate bananas (that I will never get)?  Since I know most women are chocolate lovers, there has got to be a chocolate bar lying around or hidden somewhere in the pantry.   
Can even be served for breakfast (minus the rum) 
So here's an idea, an impressive dessert made from the simplest ingredients and prepared in minutes.  Anyone can make this.    Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, and you're all set.  Even if you or your guests are full, there's always room for sweets.

So crispy!
Preparation time : 5 minutes,  Cooking time : 5 minutes

Recipe “au pif”:
6 ripe bananas cut crosswise each one into 3 pieces
1/2  cup all-purpose flour

1 cup water
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tbsp  butter
50g bitter chocolate (70% cacao)
2 tbsp butter
Rum or liquor of your choice

Prepare batter by mixing the flour and water in a medium sized bowl. Dip the bananas in the batter then coat them with the shredded coconut.

Melt butter in large sauce pan on medium high heat.

Brown all sides of coated bananas and put aside.

Fry bannas  in a deep medium sauce pan in oil for 2 minutes each side, or until bananas are light golden brown.

Transfer bananas onto a plate covered with paper towel to absorb the excess oil from the bananas.

Pop the chocolate (in a bowl) into the microwave for about 30-50 seconds on high until chocolate is melted.

Drizzle bananas with warm chocolate coulis and a splash of rum. 

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.

Serves 6 people.

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