Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Berry and Cream Stuffed Bananas with Dark Chocolate

This recipe is extremely easy and absolutely ready in a jiffy! It came about as just a simple way to add colour to my brunch table, surprise surprise, it was a great success! The contrast between the tang of crisp fresh berries and the smooth, velvety richness of cream gets me every time. In this case we add the bittersweet flavour of dark chocolate to the not overwhelming sweetness of perfectly ripe bananas leading to a decorative yet tasty delight!


Ingredients:
-1 bunch of ripe bananas (about 4-5)
-1 box of raspberries (about half a lb, I think ours are 270g)
-1 box of of blueberries

For Whipped Cream
-1/2 c. whipping cream
-1 tbsp. sugar
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For Chocolate Syrup
-1/2 c. Dark chocolate in chunks (preferably around 70%, the good stuff!)
-~3 tbsp. milk or cream

1) Assemble whip cream by whipping all ingredients together at high speed until thick enough to hold its form, set aside in the refrigerator.
2) On low heat, melt the chocolate and dairy together, feel free to add more liquid if required, you're aiming for something thick enough to be rich and decadent but thin enough to drizzle.
3) Slit bananas lengthwise from end to end and then halve or even cut into thirds, once this is done, fracture their spines by cracking them open just enough that they remain open enough to be stuffed.
4) Stuff bananas with whipped cream, followed by berries and then drizzle with chocolate!
5) Serve this easy treat to your happy guests!

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