Caramelised Banana in Peanut Custard Tart

IMG-20160808-WA0016For my take on an African inspired dessert, try this Peanut custard tart made using Uwa Earth peanut butter, a whole foods line out of Nigeria.

Using an organic or unrefined peanut butter, maintains the rich flavour of the peanuts and transforming this into a peanut custard is even more decadent.

It may seem time consuming to prepare,  but it’s well worth it in the end. It’s also an impressive dessert for summer entertaining too.

 

STEP ONE

Prepare the Tart Base

You’ll need: –

250g flour

125g butter

A pinch of salt

Ice cold water

  • Place flour and salt in bowl
  • Mix together sparingly aerating the flour in the process
  • Pinch butter into flour until you have coarse loose crumbs
  • Add some water to bind the dough together. Ensure the dough is not runny
  • Roll out the dough and cut out in a circle
  • Place in an oiled tart tin
  • To prevent dough from rising, place baking sheet on dough and pour pastry beans
  • Bake for 10mins at 180° until it turns golden brown

STEP TWO

Prepare Peanut Butter Custard

You’ll need: –

1tbsp Peanut butter 

4 Egg yolks

1/2 cup Caster Sugar

8oz milk

Honey

Condensed milk

  • Place peanut butter in a bowl
  • Whisk until it’s light, then add honey and condensed milk
  • Mix until you have a paste, then set aside
  • Place egg yolk in a bowl, pour in sugar, then whisk until it’s light and fluffy (or until the color changes to a lighter shade)
  • Pour milk in a pan and heat up to simmer
  • Pour in the egg yolk, mix and and stir until you have a paste. Do not boil
  • Stir in peanut butter mix and serve

FINAL STEP

You’ll need: –

Tart base

Peanut butter custard

Banana

Brown sugar

  • Pour 1tbsp of peanut butter custard in tart base and spread over the base
  • Slice banana and place over the custard
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over bananas
  • Using a blow torch, caramelise sugar on bananas then serve. In the absence of a blow torch, place in a hot oven to caramelise for a few minutes

Banana & Peanut Custard parfait

This layered dessert of peanut custard, a dollop of strawberry jam, banana slices is my take on a PB & J sandwich but a little more decadent. Add a scoop of ice cream which is optional but do try this because as the ice cream melts it lovingly combines all the flavours just a little more.

 

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What you need

Tart base (Shortcrust pastry)
Strawberry jam
Ice cream (optional)
Peanut custard
Banana

  • Toast tart base until it’s dry and crunchy
  • Break into tiny pieces and set aside.
  • Pour a spoonful of peanut custard at the base of your cup.
  • Add a layer (spoonful) of strawberry jam
  • Top it with crunchy tart pieces
  • Add a layer of banana slices.

Repeat the process (depending on the size of the cup)
And top with ice cream.

Serve chilled.

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Summer of cooking at Due

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Our summer of fun and creativity continues till August 31st 2016 with cookery classes for kids at Due by Chef Dish from 9am to 11am daily.
For kids who love creating and eating their own creations, we now organise cooking parties for kids aged 3 – 15.

Package Includes:

  • Cooking activities
  • Venue hire
  • A choice of what you can cook on the day
  • Party food and beverages

Cookery classes at Due by Chef Dish offers a cook & dine experience for foodies who want to try something new or simply to improve your culinary skills. Our hands-on, chef led classes range from 1 hour to 4 hour classes catering for kitchen novices to cooking enthusiasts.

Our themes include steak, burgers, pasta and street food influenced by Asian, Italian, French and British cuisine.

Burgers (1 hour)
Classic beef burger and spiced potato wedges
N5,000

Italian (2 hours)
Wild game ragu with pasta
Tiramisu Sundaes
N10,000

French (2 hours)
Braised chicken with mushrooms and onions
Spiced Pear tarte tatin
N12,000Classes run from 1st July to August 31st.  For more info, please email due@samanthalifestyle.com