See? I told you that I would come through this week!
It’s a little late, but hey- that’s what you get when your kid has a 5:30 wake up and just over 1 hr. long nap. Ugh.
And, for the record, he is still awake now. In his crib, but awake. At least, I THINK that is what the crying on the monitor means…
But, enough about that. He is cute, he is healthy, he is smart, and after a good night’s sleep I will be happy to see him again. I’m lucky.
So tonight, on Thursday’s Culinary Adventure,
Don’t those look so cool/fancy? I got the recipe for them off of here. Good old Martha. She knows how to pick ‘em! (Recipes, wreaths, THE DAY TO SELL ALL OF HER STOCKS BEFORE THEY CRASH….C’mon I had to make ONE Martha-is-a-convict joke!)
You will need:
1/3 c. brown sugar
3 Tb. Heavy cream
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1 stick of butter
Take out one of the sheets of puff pastry and let it thaw. If you just so happen to be baking some pizza, it is PERFECT to just let the puff pastry sit on top of your oven while the pizza bakes. Just sayin’.
Once it is thawed, MARTHA says that you should roll it out until it is 1/4” thick. CAITLIN says that it is already close enough, so don’t get your rolling pin dirty. So, it’s up to you. (But, I will say that CAITLIN wants you to be able to sit down and watch So You Think You Can Dance tonight..)
(PS FOR THE RECORD I had nice hair, contacts, and makeup when the day started. Joseph beat me down.)
Her recipe says to make sure to cut the puff pastry ON the creases that already exist on the puff pastry so that the pillows rise evenly. But the creases are going the wrong way, and would divide the square into thirds…? One can only assume that one of Martha’s assistants wrote this recipe.
Put the puff pastry on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 15 min. Until they get all golden and puffy.
Then, add the heavy cream.
Now, go back to the puff pastry, and carefully cut out a 2 inch square from the top layer of pastry- being careful not to go through the whole thing. Like so
Spoon the banana mixture into the puff pastry, top with a little sprinkle of powdered sugar, and chocolate chips. Well, the recipe actually calls for chocolate shavings, but we do what we can.
Taste Testers Say:
AT FIRST: (YUM!)
A FEW BITES LATER: (Nauseated. So Nauseated.)
Wowza, this is VERY sweet! It is actually pretty good though. Until it’s sweetness made me nauseous.
But, don’t worry readers, I muscled through and ate the whole thing.
Anything for you.
Might be worth a try to wow some company- especially if you like banana-chocolate combo. And extremely sweet things.