Thursday, May 17, 2012

FFWD - Double Chocolate Banana Tart



I have wanted to make this Double Chocolate Banana Tart since I first spied it on Around My French Table!  I can't really say why, it just looked so pretty.

I was incredibly pleased that my tart looked almost as pretty as the one on the book.  That rarely happens!  I was also surprised at the relative simplicity of this recipe.  The crust doesn't require any rolling so it's super simple.  I made a last minute decision to eliminate the caramelized banana layer so I can't comment on that but I'm sure it was easy enough and delicious.  And the ganache.  Ganache is nothing short of magic as far as I'm concerned.  Chocolate, cream, and butter whisked until you have a gorgeous bowl of shiny, decadent chocolate.  Love it.  A crown of bananas tops off this beauty.

Bananas and chocolate are a natural pairing and work great together here.  The chocolate crust and ganache are rich and play off the sweetness of the banana beautifully.  The tart would be great alone but begs to be topped with everything from flavored whipped cream, to berries, to coconut.  A definite go-to recipe for sure.

Please visit French Fridays with Dorie and the rest of our group to see their take on this beautiful dessert.
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27 comments:

  1. How very beautiful. I did mine with the nutella and Hubby and I enjoyed it
    a lot. So easy, and it all came together nicely. Nice photos.

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  2. Very pretty :-)

    This would be beautiful with some whipped cream plopped om th middle.

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  3. Your Double Banana Chocolate Tart is beautiful. It looks delicious:) Great job!

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  4. Your top photo is stunning...wonderful kitchen work! I'm with you...I've been waiting for this one since the beginning...it is a favorite for me.

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  5. It was so satisfying to make something that looked so pretty, wasn't it? Yours is gorgeous and I love your lead picture! Beautiful!

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  6. It was so satisfying to make something that looked so pretty, wasn't it? Yours is gorgeous and I love your lead picture! Beautiful!

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  7. This is probably not a recipe that would have caught my attention if not for the group, but I'm soooo glad I made it. Yuuu-uuum. Ganache really is magic, isn't it?

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  8. This is beautiful! This is a winning combination!

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  9. Lovely looking tart! I loved the chocolate and banana combo! Delicious!

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  10. Your tart looks absolutely gorgeous! I agree, lots of flavors would be terrific with this.

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  11. It's gorgeous! Looks just like the one in the book! Your MUST make it again with the caramelized bananas. They were amazing in it.

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  12. Your tart is just as lovely as the one in the book. I am glad it turned out they way you had hoped.

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  13. Your tart is divine! There are a few recipes I am looking forward to making as well, the cookbook is amazing and so beautiful.

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  14. Very pretty! I think it would be good with other fruits as well.

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  15. I saw a recipe somewhere for making whipped cream out of coconut milk. This might be the perfect tropical pairing!

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  16. So nice to see you this week, Candy. Your tart is beautiful. The caramelized banana layer was easy and so delicious, so it's worth trying the next time.

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  17. Yes, Candy, your tart looks exactly like the picture in Dorie's book. If you ever do include the caramelized bananas, I suggest you slice them a bit wider than 1/8". In my tart, they didn't seem to hold up well to the caramelization technique, although they tasted great. I think since you like bananas and chocolate together, you'd enjoy the banana caramel layer too.

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  18. Ganache is nothing short of magic to me too !!! Oh my - yours DOES look exactly like Dories. Fabulous job and kudos to you. And for what it is worth...my hubby told me to keep the carmelized bananas out next time :)

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  19. Your tart's very pretty, Candy! And I agree, ganache can cure anything as far as I'm concerned ;).

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