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.