Banana & Peanut Butter Tart

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.

Banana & Peanut Butter Tart - Beta

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:

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

  • 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.

I’ll be back in 3 hours to post pictures and make any additional notes or to scrap this recipe from memory … we’ll find out soon enough!

Well, I’m back. My notes from this experiment:

  1. 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.

  2. Observation. ZOMG! This is Oh so sweet and decadently yummy!

    The Base was a crumbly failure

  3. Observation. Mrs requested that “next time” consider placing the bananas as layered raw slices and pour the mascarpone mix over the top instead.
  4. Observation. It’s important to note your failures and your successes.
Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Dragon and The Phoenix

Bard's Journey into the Collective Subconscious and How It Shapes Our World

alinazen.wordpress.com/

the joy is in the journey

Achieving Business Outcome With Enterprise Architecture

Exploring how to get greater efficiency, exceptional outcome, and superior quality of service with enterprise architecture

The Italian foodie

Corner for food passionates, wine lover, enjoy the simple things

From Belly to Bacon

Curing Meats & Other DIY Food Projects

My Internet Airship

Find. Like. Post. Repeat.

Catonomics

Exploring ideas in agricultural finance

apsmitchell

Australian native plants

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

Gastronomica

The Journal of Food and Culture

Food Stories – Helen Graves

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

The Joy of Cheese

The Place for all things cheese, fromage, and queso

amy in the middle

my colourful journey through life

Art4Agriculture Chat

Our blog will share Art4Agriculture’s journey to share stories and improve the understanding of modern farming practices so urban and rural communities can work together to ensure the health, wealth and happiness of all Australians.

Fiona Lake Australian Outback Photos & Writing

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

Farming Unlocked

Bringing Australian farmers and consumers closer together

effervescentoverflow

A virtual and literal culvert of thoughts and images

mecci - It's Shiny in here...

To wherever the truth may lead us...

Remiel

Is this rhetorical question confusing?

Melaniejoyvertalino's Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

mstye

Just another WordPress.com site

Wert? Wert? Perperpbert!

Just another WordPress.com site

Clover Hill Dairies Diary

A day in the life of an AGvocate

Pants in Motion

A neglected thing.

View from a Bush Verandah

Passionate about rural Australia and the long term viability of our primary industries.

wholelarderlove

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

Farmnwife

Keepin' It Rural

Agronomy Man' blogs

Thoughts and blogs from an Agricultural College agronomy lecturer

James Sez Stuff

This is where I spill it about what's going down with this faction of the Fritz family. Read, Enjoy, Comment!

Serious Thinks Thought Here

Grown Up Blogging Platform - Same Crappy Content

adventuresincooking.com

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

Common Sense Agriculture's Blog

A rancher's perspective on agriculture, food, politics and more.

Stuart Murdoch

I use a camera; and teach others the same...

The Forest Feast

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

ELLI LUCA DESIGNS

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

The Unorthodox Epicure

Confessions of an Aspiring Food Snob

This Mom's Wired

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

Inside Flipboard

The Official Flipboard Blog

La Vita Cucinare

Life Lived to Cook

Overtime Cook

Just another WordPress.com site

The Pescetarian and the Pig

Vegetarian and Seafood Recipes

These are the things I cook. Recording the things I have always made as well as the experiments I undertake. Practically nothing is outside the realm of trying ... at least once.

The Mindful Foodie

Nourish your Life

%d bloggers like this: