Every now and again, a strange idea strikes me.
Sometimes it’s inspired by a conversation, a meal I ate or a recipe I saw. In this particular case, it was a conversation between an American and a Scotsman about Banana and Peanut Butter sandwiches.
The concept started in my head and brewed there for a while, and today, I thought, bugger it – I’ll try it.
This is the first time I have made it, so I have no idea how it’s going to come out. Hell, I was still making up the recipe five minutes ago over the stove. So here it is:
- 1 pack Marie Biscuits
- 1/2 Pack Granita Biscuits
- 150g 275g Butter
- 5 Bananas
- 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Shots Malibu Coconut Rum
- 250ml Mascarpone
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Paste
- 6 Tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 Block Cooking Chocolate
- Crush Biscuits together in a food processor and when finely crumbed, add room temperature butter
- when biscuit crumbs have started clumping on the side of the bowl, remove and press into a cake tin to form a biscuit base.
- Place in the fridge for an hour to harden.
- Finely chop bananas and place in a pot on the stove
- Mix in Brown Sugar and Rum and stir over a low heat
- As the banana caramelises and “mushes up” stir quickly until a thick paste forms.
- Remove from heat, add the Vanilla Paste and Mascarpone.
- Stir until a it is a consistent texture and pour into the biscuit base.
- Place Peanut butter and honey into a pot over very low heat
- Stir continuously until formed into a smooth liquid and immediately pour over the banana mixture.
- Place a pot of boiling water on the stove and place a metal bowl over it to melt the chocolate. Once again, stir slowly and continuously until a smooth consistent liquid has formed and immediately pour and spread over the peanut butter.
- Place the cake tin in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
Well, I’m back. My notes from this experiment:
- Lesson. I needed more butter in the biscuit base and/or a solid
cake tin rather than the silicon one I used. As you can see, that part was a resounding failure. Based on the result, I have altered the recipe to double the amount of butter for the amount of biscuits and next time I will use a 20cm springform pan lined with baking paper instead.
- Observation. ZOMG! This is Oh so sweet and decadently yummy!
- Observation. Mrs requested that “next time” consider placing the bananas as layered raw slices and pour the mascarpone mix over the top instead.
- Observation. It’s important to note your failures and your successes.