Warm Chocolate Financier with Caramelized Bananas
- Chocolate Financier:
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 10 egg whites
- 1 1/4 cups butter; browned
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate; chopped
- Caramelized Bananas:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup cream
- 2 bananas; cut into batons
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift the almond flour, flour and powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Add egg whites and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Add the browned butter slowly and mix well. Fold in the chocolate by hand using a rubber spatula. Portion into desired sizes and bake until lightly browned.
Caramelized Bananas: Cook sugar and water over high heat until well caramelized. Turn off the heat and add cream. Stir until well mixed; it should be boiling. Add bananas and toss lightly in syrup. Strain and reserve liquid. Place bananas around financier and finish with reserved liquid.
Note: A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The FN chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Patrick Coston; Executive Pasty Chef ILO Restaurant