Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flambéed Banana Tart Tatin


Pricking someone's conscience................

I know someone who know someone that knows someone who told me about this someone who cannot speak about thyself without romanticizing it. A little bit of it can be acceptable but when it becomes habitual and when is often blown out of proportion to purposely show-off to others is another story. I was raised to be always modest and honest to others and to myself but my path unfortunately always crosses with these kinds. My classmate in grade school, my friend in high school, our neighbor when I was growing up, my list is so loooooong. And I don't wanna be the one to cast the first stone but self gratifying cocky attitude is a crime.

But come to think of it, I've always loved the word respect, and so be it. Obviously, I think I just have to wait that time can heal this arrogance. Or well, I could probably just try to be an "adult" who minds my own business and accept things for they are. Or maybe an adult who loves these kinds of childish games :-)

I didn't grow these bananas but these are Fair-trade bananas cultivated from a small farm in Madagascar sent by a friend. I'm sending this over Amy of Playing House, our lovely host for this week's Grow Your Own, a delicious backyard and garden grown recipe event created by Andrea of Andrea's Recipes.

Banana Tarte Tatin

Ingredients:
4 to 5 bananas
200 g of sugar (about one cup)
1 pastry dough (recipe of Pate brisé here)
100 grams of butter (half a stick)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of white rhum

Procedure:
In your baking dish, put the butter (cut in small cubes), the lemon juice and sugar and make a caramel over low fire. Once the caramel thickens add your bananas. Remove from heat and let it cool. Put your pastry dough on the top and cover the entire banana caramel. Be sure that the edge are rightly tucked on the sides. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200° celsius for 20 to twenty five minutes. Once it's golden brown slowly turn of the oven. Unmold the tarte delicately on your plate. Drizzle it with the rhum and flambée it infront of your guests.


And my little girl is doing well now, thanks for all your wishes and prayers :-)

14 comments:

haze said...

The question is does this person has a conscience ?

It is okay to be proud but not to the point of looking down and never underestimate someone.

I've tried this recipe few times, it's indeed easy to prepare and yummy ;) !

Makis said...

I guess I was lucky enough to grow up with people who are not presumptuous at all. From highschool to college, I've always been surrounded by simple & humble friends. Cheeky people really need to always prove something. It's the only way to reassure them. Kaya nga alaskado ang ganyang tao. O sya, pakain ka nalang ng banana tarte tatin mo dyan :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wondeful tart! I'm happy to see that your cute little girl is doing well now!

Cheers,

Rosa

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely banana tart! And your little girl is just beautiful, glad that she is doing well. :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a gorgeous little girl and a gorgeous little tart!!!

Adam said...

That first sentence was a little on the long side... but I think I get what you mean :)

Beautiful job on the tart. I'm all about being a little showy and maybe using fire in front of people :)

Manggy said...

Hmm, why are you talking about me? Ha ha ha. I'm glad M is better now!

I'd love to have a slice with caramel or chocolate sauce-- yum!! :)

Anh said...

Your daughter looks like an angel. :) And the tart looks beautiful as well.

Leslie said...

OMG..her eyes could melt ones soul!
What a darling!!!!!! I am glad the sweet one is doing better

Gloria said...

Het Dhangit, she look soooo cute!! is adorable I really love her!! Im happy she is OK!! huggs! Gloria

oggi said...

She is adorable! Good to know she's doing better.:)

I'm not much into bananas but I'll have this tart, it looks delicious.

jen laceda said...

I'm new to your blog and hope to get to know more of you and your recipes! Your daughter is soooo cute! You are very lucky to be living in Aix-en-Provence! My dream land!!!!!

Jude said...

Cockiness and Filipinos don't get along well at all. That kind of attitude gets on my nerves.

Andrea said...

How fortunate to have friends who grow bananas! Your banana tart tatin looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing it with Grow Your Own!