Nature decreed that bananas in the tropics — bread, potatoes, and fish garnish — have been around for thousands of years. They even say that they grew up in the Garden of Eden and competed with an apple. But in temperate latitudes, not even the sweetest varieties are an exotic dessert, and even then, thanks to the modern technical possibilities of their transportation and storage. There, under the tropical sun, there is such a variety of varieties that the sweetest fruits do not require special preparation - just eat and enjoy.
Therefore, I want to find a recipe for a dessert of bananas to make extremely delicious and sweet varieties that are available in a not very gentle climate, especially since bananas are a very useful product.
Banana Dessert - Basic Technological Principles
Dessert - it's all sweet, what can culinary imagination: pastries, ice cream, candy, salads and preserves. To this list, you can add sweet drinks, including alcoholic, and much more. Therefore, it will be more correct to talk about the basic principles of making a banana dessert in terms of choosing the fruits themselves and selecting the best fruit combinations and other ingredients that will help in creating a sweet composition.
Considering that with the varieties of bananas, residents of temperate latitudes are not particularly fortunate, from what is available on store shelves, yet, one must be able to choose the best.
If you are lucky, buy the smallest fruits - they are sweeter, and are suitable for dessert as well as possible, even fresh, as a fruit sliced. They are enough to clean, hold in a solution of water and lemon juice, cut into plastics and put on a dish, along with other fruits. These fruits do not need to add a lot of sugar, and their delicate flavor should not be drowned out by too bright spices. In the trading network you can find the following varieties: Finger bananas - they have a length of not more than 8 cm, bright yellow skin, creamy flesh;
Blue bananas are similar in shape and size to the previous variety, but have a pale green skin and a bluish tinge. Their flesh has a delicate creamy taste, so the dessert goes well with ice cream, milkshakes, creams. This variety can be used to make soufflés, mousses.
Barro's Bananas - short and ribbed fruit with lemon flavor. In the stage of culinary ripeness have a bright yellow skin with a small amount of dark brown spots. Fruit pulp has a more dense texture and it is easy to make chips from it. This variety is suitable for drying. Barro can also be consumed fresh.
Bananas of Manzano variety have the brightest and most intense aroma of apples and strawberries only when their peel completely darkens. It is clear that these fruits are perfectly combined with strawberries, apples - first of all. Their aroma will perfectly complement cinnamon, chocolate, creamy taste.
Cavendish Bananas - the most affordable in our area. They are most often found in stores - green (at the stage of technical ripeness) and yellow with brownish spots in a fully mature form, 15-25 cm long. Depending on the degree of maturity, fresh mashed potatoes can be prepared, baked on the grill or add to fruit salad and other sweets.
Plantains Bananas - large ribbed fruits. In appearance, they differ from the Cavendish variety in that they have longer “noses”. They, too, in our area often sell more green. In a mature form, the peel of bananas darkens, acquires a brownish-brown color. The variety has a less pronounced flavor, fruits contain a significant amount of starch and less sugar. It is this variety of bananas that is traditionally cooked in countries where it grows. Plantin suitable for frying, stewing, cooking desserts. Banana is not a simple berry, only real gourmets can notice a lot of flavors, and in order to have a delicate taste to notice and appreciate everything, make a dessert.
1. Dessert - eclairs with banana cream
Table eggs 9 pcs.
White flour 220 g
Butter 120 g (+80 g for cream)
Salt 8 g
Coconut milk 200 ml (+ 50 ml for cream)
Bananas (net) 370 g
Lemons (juice and zest) 3 pcs.
Caster sugar 270 g
Saffron 2 g
Chocolate 100 g
Corn starch 70 g
Condensed milk 150 g
Pour 200 ml of milk into a saucepan, add salt, butter (120 g), saffron; bring the liquid to a boil. Stir in the sifted flour. Cook the dough for 2-3 minutes until thick, remove the pan from the stove and continue to grind until the lumps are removed. After cooling to a temperature of 70-80 ° C, enter one egg, stir. The finished dough should have a viscous uniform consistency.
Put it in a pastry bag with a large nozzle. Cover a baking sheet with parchment smeared with a thin layer of fat.
Squeeze the dough in the form of crescents, keeping the distance between the semi-finished products, because after baking, they will increase in size by 2.5-3 times. The length of one blank for the banana pastry should be no more than 6 cm.
Bake semi-finished products at 180-200 ° C for no more than thirty minutes. Put the cooled preparations on a dish, soak at room temperature, cover with a napkin, at least a couple of hours.
Purify peeled large banana to a puree state, sprinkle with lemon juice, mix. Whip cream butter, add to mashed potatoes, continue beating. 100 g of powdered sugar, combine with 50 ml of milk, mix and add the resulting mass into the cream. Using a pastry syringe with a long nozzle, fill the semi-finished dough with the prepared cream.
Mix the juice and lemon zest with the remaining powder, add the starch and boil the mass with continuous stirring until thick. At the end of cooking, add condensed milk and beat the mixture until it cools to 40 ° C. Glaze the cakes. Melt chocolate and garnish with bananas.
2. Banana cake - dessert without baking
Sugar 180 g
Eggs 2 pcs. and 4 yolks
Starch 80 g
Cream (10%) 300 ml + 150 ml (33%)
Bananas 0.7 kg (net)
Chocolate shortbread cookies 450 g
Oil 120 g
Chocolate Crumb 50 g
Vanilla extract 5 mg
Cognac 75 ml
Put the cookies in a plastic bag and chop them with a rolling pin. Combine with softened butter, add brandy to the mass, mix. Split the dough into 3 parts and roll out the round cakes of the same size.
Combine drinking cream with starch, mix, bring to a boil. Pour the eggs, whipped with sugar, into the thickened mass, and bring to the boil again, stirring the cream continuously over low heat.
Peeled bananas cut into slices. Put the first cake in a detachable form. Cover it with slices of bananas and pour out a third of the custard mousse. Put a second layer of banana cream. Repeat the operation again. Cover the cake with film and refrigerate for 7-10 hours in the refrigerator.
After shift on a dish, decorate with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
3. Banana dessert - soufflé with ice cream and fruit
Ice cream sundae 0.5 kg
Apples 2 pcs.
Lemon 1/2 pc.
Strawberry Jam 100g
Bananas 3 pcs.
Cranberries and lemon balm leaves - for decoration
From mashed bananas, cook mashed potatoes and mix it with ice cream. Stir the mass, place it in the freezer to set. Cut the peeled apples into slices or cubes, sprinkle with lemon juice so as not to darken.
In tall ice-cream bowls, on long legs, put balls of ice cream, sprinkle with apple slices and cranberries (you can take lingonberries, sea buckthorn). Water the dessert with jam and decorate with fresh leaves of lemon balm. 4. Cocktail from yogurt, bananas and strawberries for dessert - a sweet breakfast in one minute
Natural yogurt (or kefir) 200 ml
Banana 1 pc.
Strawberries (garden strawberries) 75 g (4-5 pcs.)
Sugar - to taste
Washed and peeled fruits put in a blender, chop to puree and add sour milk drink. Smash the mass thoroughly again, pour into a tall glass or glass.
Options for the preparation of this cocktail - a huge set. If desired, apples, nuts, dried fruits, chocolate can be added to the specified list of ingredients.
5. Grilled banana dessert with three sauces
Bananas - 2 pcs. for one portion
Butter 15 g
Powdered sugar 300 g
Pastry cream 100 g
Wild berries (puree) 150 g
Chocolate 90 g
Nuts (almonds, pistachios) - 40 g each
Dense bananas (technical ripeness) wash, peel, grease with melted butter. Preheat the grill pan, fry the fruit on both sides.
Whip cream with one third of the prepared powder. Berries (to taste) wipe through a sieve, add 100 g of powder (in equal quantities) to the mashed potatoes. Bring the fruit mass to a boil, remove the foam and cool. Melt chocolate. To prevent it from fasting, add a spoonful of milk or cream. To add flavor, you can dilute it slightly with liqueur.
Spread hot fruit in a la carte plates, pour with melted chocolate and fruit sauce, put a spoonful of whipped cream side by side, sprinkle with chopped nuts.
6. Banana dessert in Russian - pancakes with raisins
Peeled bananas 300 g
Lemon juice 60 ml
Sugar - to taste
Sour milk (or kefir) 100 ml
Soda 10 g
Eggs 1 1/2 pcs.
Raisin 150 g
Flour 140 g
Cooking oil for frying
Prepare a banana puree, add lemon juice, washed and steamed raisins, yogurt, eggs, and whisk well the liquid mass. Combine the sifted flour with soda and sugar, knead the homogeneous dough. Cover it with film for 15-20 minutes, leave at room temperature. Fry the pancakes as usual. Serve with jam, berry syrup and whipped cream. You can decorate the dish with fresh berries or slices of peeled apples soaked in lemon solution.
Banana Dessert - Tips and Tricks
Bananas, like apples, are oxidized in a purified form, and their surface becomes ugly red or brown. To prevent this from happening, always dip the peeled and chopped fruits into acidic water. For this purpose, you can use fresh lemon juice or a ten percent solution of citric acid. Also add acid to banana puree.
Bananas are very useful for people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system, nervous disorders - they are rich in potassium and magnesium. At the same time, some varieties of fruit have a high content of starch, which is not very favorable for people who have problems with metabolism. If you subject bananas to heat treatment, the starchy substances in them are partially destroyed, and potassium and magnesium still remain. In case of metabolic disorders in the body, eat bananas stewed or boiled.