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Banana Mille Feuille - Banana Napoleon

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method

This may just be my BEST dessert EVER!

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Spread out the puff pastry and cut around the edges, if necessary, to make them more even. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 6 pieces. Dust both sides with icing sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Place the bananas in a microwave set to high, for 7-8 minutes. They will be ready when they soften and burs open on their own and the peel turns completely black. This process will work better if you cook 2 bananas first and then the other 3, instead of adding them all together. When you remove them from the microwave, they will be very, very hot. Discard the peels and put the flesh in a bowl.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar with a hand whisk, until they become fluffy. Add 2 tablespoons of milk, the vanilla and cornstarch. Whisk until combined.
  • In the meantime, add the remaining milk and sugar in a pot but do not stir. Place over medium to high heat. When it comes to a boil, add a small amount of the mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk to combine. This will help warm up the eggs a little so they don’t cook and turn into an omelet when we add them to the pot. Add 3-4 more tablespoons of the milk to the eggs while whisking continuously.
  • Transfer egg mixture to pot. Whisk continuously over low heat, until the new mixture thickens and becomes a custard. It is very important to whisk non-stop or else the custard will create a film on the bottom of the pot that may even burn and also to make it as smooth as possible. You want to taste it to make sure the flour taste has been cooked off. Remove from heat and add the butter. Stir until the butter melts.
  • Add the bananas and whisk until they are completely incorporated into the mixture. It should be thick and smooth. Add the food coloring to give it a nice yellow tint. You can omit the food coloring and the custard will have a nice creamy color, but I like to add it to give it a stronger “banana” appearance!
  • Spread banana custard into a small baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap making sure it is directly touching the surface of the custard. This will keep it from creating a thicker film on the surface. Refrigerate.
  • Beat the heavy cream and icing sugar in a mixer with the whisk attachment. When ready combine with banana custard and set aside.
  • Start to assemble! If your puff pastry sheets have puffed up enough, you can cut them in half lengthwise and fill them with cream. You can also add some fine shavings of chocolate over each layer of filling. Make 2 layers and cover top layer with some crumbled puff pastry. You can also add some chocolate shavings for a final touch.

Tip

You can make the classic Napoleon or Mille Feuille by removing the bananas and the food coloring! 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

321
Calories (kcal)
16 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

19.0
Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

11.0
Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

33.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

19.0
Sugars (g)
21 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.3
Protein (g)
9 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.8
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.16
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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