Friday, May 18, 2012

FFWD Double Chocolate and Banana Tart

Double Chocolate and Banana Tart
Welcome to French Friday! This weeks recipe was for a Double Chocolate and Banana Tart. There are only two of us in my house right now and, we have been trying to watch our weight. It has been increasingly hard since I’ve been baking with TWD. Two weeks ago, Tuesdays made Hungarian Shortbread…which contained tons of butter. This week we baked Pecan Sticky Buns, which contained tons and tons of butter. So that brings us to today…Double Chocolate and Banana Tart.  Not so much butter but, fattening none the less. I chose to make this recipe as individual tarts. I made only two and froze the remaining dough and ganache. A treat for another day! 

I have made the chocolate shortbread crust before, it is delicious.  If you have a food processor it is  quick and easy.  Lucky me, I just received a new Cuisinart food processor for Mother’s Day! Thanks to my hubby!  The bananas were easy to caramelize and so yummy! The ganache came together quickly, which surprised me. There you have it! Much easier than I thought when I looked at the recipe.  Even more delicious than it looks! Bananas and chocolate…what’s not to love! We had these for dessert last night and they were heavenly! I can’t wait to try this recipe for company!


This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook ‘Around My French Table’.
To see what other Doristas are doing check it out here!



Dessert anyone?
Chocolate and bananas…what’s not to love
I see more of these in my future…I think I might even change out the fruit 

51 comments:

  1. Ohhhh - delectable and scrumptious. I see this in my future also.

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  2. Funny you should mention a new cuisinart, I just told Tricia I plan to buy a new one as mine has seen better days.
    (must be at least 20 years old or more) Your tarts look great, I like the small ones. Tricia and I each did a
    different versions, both turned out well. We will be making these again and I would love to try it with strawberry.
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. This will have to be in my future as it wasn't in my present. But I will have to get to this when I return. Kathy, so beautiful. And congrats on your new toy!

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  4. They look fabulous! Good job at unmolding them, I had to leave them in the pan. The crust just broke every time I tried to take them out, so I stopped trying after the second one...

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  5. Nothing like getting a great gadget for the kitchen for mothers day. I am sure you will get quite a bit of good use out of it.
    Your tarts do look tempting! The idea of a rich chocolate tart sounds good, but much better with the bananas. Glad you are enjoying French Fridays and have a great weekend!

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  6. The Banana Tarts look delicious:) I am going to try my hand at making them next week. Nice to hear they were not that difficult to make. Have a great weekend:)

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  7. Your small Double Chocolate and Banana Tarts look really cute and delicious! I love that picture of the two small tarts on that rectangular plate...looks wonderfully appetizing! Great post and great pictures, as usual! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Your photos are spot on. beautiful. I am really glad you hosted this recipe.

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  9. Yay - nice that you got a new food processor! What a great idea - I should have made mini tarts, too. I really liked this, but would have loved it with berries. I agree - the photos make this look daunting, but it wasn't that hard. The part I struggled with the most was handling the slippery banana slices on top!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. That looks wonderful to me! I make a strawberry banana pie that I love, but I'll bet the chocolate is amazing!

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  11. This is my kind of dessert! I love double chocolate. I'm not much of a baker so it's nice seeing other's goodies. Lucky you getting a food processor for Mother's Day!! I got a boat ride! Which we probably would of gone on anyway! But at least I was with my family! Thanks for visiting my space. I really enjoy it here on your blog.

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  12. I hear you about the weight and cooking. I have 2 tweens who are starting to eat a ton and some days I'm eating right along with them. How do the French do it... there desserts are so rich and delicious.

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  13. Your mini tarts are so pretty, and so inviting, Kathy! I would be happy just to get one bite from this amazing tart! Chocolate, and banana together, are a pair made in heaven!

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  14. Great idea to make the mini tarts and avoid more butter, lol;-) It's not easy doing all this baking and watching the waistline! I wanted to make this tart but will now definitely save this for a dinner party or make the minis for the two of us. Your tarts are beautiful! Have a lovely weekend;-)

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  15. I like the mini versions.
    Santa brought a new Cuisinart to our house for Christmas - definitely a gift worth receiving :-)
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. Bonne idea to make the baby tarts; yes, between the FFWD recipes and the TWD- the fat & calorie quotients are off the chart! I simply do not understand how you ladies bake like this and watch your weight!

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  17. Great tartlets! Yummy looking post!

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  18. Smart to freeze the extra!

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  19. What a superb tart my friend - it looks super delicious and I cannot move my eyes from your stunning preentation :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. That tart would be a treat even without the bananas, but they add a wonderful contrast of flavor and texture.

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  21. Oh my, that looks so wonderful! And the chocolate tart dough recipe looks easy enough for me to try. ;) I didn't know you could freeze ganache. Great tip!

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  22. Hi Kathy, making two small tarts was a great idea, and they look lovely. Have a fab weekend,

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  23. Looks amazing! I cheated and used strawberries instead... Yours looks great!

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  24. I hear you. This past month or two I've gained over 10 pounds...time to back off. It's been fun, but it's time for summer veges...I've never gained weight at this time of year in the past...I'll be scared for the holidays. I think I'm addicted to butter and sugar.

    Your tarts look amazing...I love the smaller size. We all loved this tart and I'm happy it was all eaten in one evening, otherwise the bananas would not have been in great condition and I would have eaten more...your size is perfect and looks beautiful.

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  25. Blogging is definitely not the best for your waistline! But, fun none the less :) This tart looks delicious. Bananas and chocolate are such a perfect combination!

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  26. Beautiful! I got a baby food processor from my daughter for Mother's Day and can't wait to use it because I love my big one.

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  27. Lovely tarts, Kathy. I didn't have a food processor up until a few years ago and now I wonder how I baked without it all those years. Have fun with your new one!

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  28. Kathy, I like your idea about making a dessert for a single delicious taste for whoever is in the house. Since I am "one", I try to make each recipe work for a celebration or I give the food away. Although my neighbors are appreciative, I do think it's been sugar and calorie-overload since I began with TWD/BWJ. Your individual tarts look as delicious and you seem to imply they were! Like you, I am impressed with how easy this was to pull together and it's something I can do with all kinds of fruits and variations this Summer and Fall.

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  29. I ended up stopping TWD. I don't need more! What a great idea to put some of it in the freezer for another day. I made the Nutella hazelnut version and thought it was tasty. Though I think it would be great with other flavor combinations as well (though I've made a different version that is pure chocolate a lot of times and is great too). Happy that you were enjoyed. Your tarts look wonderful!

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  30. Exactly, chocolate and banana..what's not to love! These tarts look spectacular!

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  31. These look absolutely perfect! Love the mini tart idea!

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  32. Your tarts look great and I can imagine how delicious they are! I'm new here and really like your blog and will enjoy following you to see what you're baking and cooking! I'll be looking around now!

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  33. These are beautiful and I bet they would be great with berries as well. (I love your round silver server. I have the same exact one!)

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  34. I love the idea of a small-size dessert. I like a little sweet after a meal, but don't need lots of leftovers hanging around! Thanks for this great suggestion.

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  35. Mmmm, this looks so delicious! I'll have to try it sometime soon :)

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  36. Beautiful minis, Kathy! And if we make this crust again, I'll definitely drag out my food processor :)

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  37. I love these as mini tarts. I did the same. Changing out the fruit is a good idea as so many fruits are about to be in season. A Cuisinart is the perfect gift for a cook like you! Use it well!

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  38. Yeah, I skipped those sticky buns for just that reason...only 2 of us as The Swimmer and all his buddies are off at college and there went my reason for using lots of ingredients I shouldn't be using on a weekly basis...lol. Your little tart is so cute...and just the right size!

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  39. Oh boy, my husband would just take those little gems and run! He loves any dessert with bananas.

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  40. Ohh they look so delicious...I wish I would have thought of the individual tarts, slicing into the bananas makes a little mess but still these were soo good .

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  41. Chocolate and bananas—it's hard to beat this pair!

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  42. Oh my this looks so perfect! There's something so special about the chocolate banana combination. Delightful!
    Mary x

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  43. Great looking tart Kathy! Bananas pair perfectly with chocolate! Looks luscious too!

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  44. Hi, Kathy!

    I've nominated you for a brand new award! Please stop by my blog to "pick it up": http://www.createamazingmeals.com/2012/05/brand-new-award-food-stories-award-for.html

    I love your stories! xoxo

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  45. You're quite the baker, Kathy, all of your creations look wonderful. I like the mini tart size you made.

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  46. Your tarts look wonderful! The banana and chocolate combination is one of best marriage in desserts.

    I would like to be back for more of your delicious baking and here I am being your latest follower :D

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  47. Your tarts look awesome! The mini size really looks great with the bananas on top.

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  48. I loved these tarts and seeing yours makes me want them all over again!

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  49. I'm definitely trying these tarts out! :-) They look so yummy!
    Hugs,
    Molly

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