Coconut & Banana Tartelette

I was surprised when I went out last week and I felt this warm breeze playing with my hair. That’s unusual ! I got used of chilly gust around here…

I’m so happy that summer is on its way back !

Roses and hydrangeas are unfolding day after day…

Ducklings are getting bigger…

And I ?

I’m organizing our holidays for the end of this year, enjoying the sun and lately I craved for my Mum’s tarte à la banane ! I also found the way back to my computer (finally !) to share it with you.

Of course that’s not the authentic one, I mean like my Mum is used to do it.

Why ?

I can’t. I simply can’t. I’m always disappointed when I try to cook something I really like she does. There’s always this ‘je ne sais quoi‘ missing…

So I kept the main ingredients: banana and coconut. I flavoured the pâte sablée with some coconut powder and a touch of vanilla and I glazed the bananas with a caramel of muscovado and coconut cream.

The outcome ? – Delectable !

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Coconut & Banana Tartelettes (Makes 7 tartelettes)
Pastry
70g flour
50g coconut powder (or ground shred coconut)
1 egg yolk
45g icing (confectioner) sugar
30g diced unsalted butter at room temperature
1 vanilla bean split and seeded (optional)
Topping
2 bananas
15g muscovado
25g coconut cream
Mix together flour, coconut powder, sugar and vanilla seeds // Add butter and knead lightly with your fingertips // Add egg yolks and knead quickly to combine all the ingredients // Shape the pastry into a disc shape, wrap it with a plastic film and store it in the fridge for 30 minutes // Softly roll down the dough (around 3 to 4 mm thick) on a dusted flour surface// Cut pastry with a cookie cutter (I used 7cm diam) and place on a baking tray covered with baking paper and store them in the fridge for additional 30 minutes // Preheat oven to 190°C // Slice bananas and arrange them on each tartelette // Stir together coconut cream and muscovado and spread it on the top of banana slices // Bake for 8 to 10 minutes // Remove from oven and wait a minute or two before transferring to a cooling tray.

Printable Recipe Coconut & Banana Tartelettes


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