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Banana Pie

Banana Pie

with puff pastry and spiced meringue

"The banana is so prevalent in Brazilian desserts. And cake is something we eat day-to-day. So here we have two strong elements of our world of sweets. Here, the banana is dressed up for a party and is more elaborate."

CARAMEL

  • 300g of refined sugar

Preparation

  1. Caramelize sugar in a pan, taking care so that it does not get too dark.

BANANA CAKE

  • 4 Cavendish bananas
  • 1 lime
  • 300g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 75ml of whole milk
  • 200g of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet (approx. 150g) of store-bought puff pastry dough

Preparation

  1. Pour the hot caramel into the bottom of the pan.
  2. Arrange the bananas, cut into approximately 1.57 inch slices, lining the entire bottom of the pan.
  3. Prepare the cake batter.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar in until it turns light in color and quite aerated.
  5. Continue beating, adding the eggs, one by one.
  6. Next, add the flour and then the milk while continuing to beat.
  7. Finally, add the baking powder and cinnamon.
  8. Pour the batter over the bananas and cover with a piece of pastry dough and poke with a fork.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated 365°F oven for about 1 hour or until the cake is cooked and the pastry dough is golden.
  10. Remove from pan while warm.
  11. Cover with meringue to finalize and brown with a kitchen torch.

MERINGUE

  • 1 cup egg whites
    2 cups refined sugar

Preparation

  1. Mix the sugar and egg whites together, cooking in a water bath while stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and beat until cooling.
  3. Use it on the cake.

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