Stephane’s Funky Jar – Banana Cotta: Banoffee 2.0

Hi guys!

This deliciousย treat is a creation from The Boyfriend. I wanted to make a variation on my favorite pie, the Banoffee Pie, and he joined me in the kitchen to make something really yummy. It’s simple, yet elegant and oh so delicious!

Banana Cotta Speculoos Caramel Recipe

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Baked Banana & Cinnamon French Toast

Hi guys!

I hope you all enjoyed last weekend. Did you have a brunch on Sunday? I personally LOVE brunches! It makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, eating in general does but brunches are so much fun!

The best part about brunches is the fact that you can eat sweet for breakfast! I know lots of people eat pancakes or waffles for breakfast but that’s not really a thing in Belgium. But on brunches, we do! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sooooo if I brunch, I take it all xD

Today I’ve brought a classic brunch dish for you guys: Baked Banana & Cinnamon French Toast!

I’ve used some American sandwichesย from Harrys because it keeps its shape much better than bread and it is a bit more solid. Plus, all toasts will be the same size!

French toast with cinnamon and baked banana

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Lactosefree Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake

Hi guys!

I’ve been busy thinking about recipes to make for the Imperial Lactose Free Baking game! It was difficult, I had a total mindfuck xD Why it was so hard to find something? Because it had to be 100% lactose free and it had to contain pudding. I didn’t know what to do, what to make, what to choose… Until the blubber in my brains tranformed into an actual brain ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tadaaaaaa… May I present to you: Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake!

Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake

What we need for 6 little cakes:

  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g Imperial self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 spoon of Imperial chocolate pudding powder, dissolved in 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 100 g soy butter
  • 1 spoon of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • baking molds

Lactosefree Chocolate Banana Pudding Cake

How to:

  1. Mix together butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and mix until the batter becomes smooth.
  3. Sift the flour and mix well.
  4. Add cocoa powder and the dissolved pudding powder. Mix until the batter becomes smooth.
  5. Slice the banana and put one slice in each mold.
  6. Fill the molds for +- 3/4.
  7. Put one slice of banana on top, no need to push.
  8. Bake the little cakes for 20 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.

Let the cakes cool for a little while before unmolding them. You can decorate them with powder sugar and mint. Cranberries or other red fruits give your plate a nice contrast with the brown cakes.

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I hope you like my recipe and if you do, please vote for it here ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll love you forever โค

Have a delicious day โค
xxx Sarah

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Chunky Monkey Brownies

Hi guys!

Apparently, I’m having a Brownies periodย xD
But you can never have too many Brownies, right?

Today is a very special Brownie-day. Why?
Because I’ve made Chunky Monkey Brownies!
Some of you might have heard about ‘Chunky Monkey’ before…
It is namely a flavour of Ben & Jerry’s!

Not that I have ever tasted that one…

But it absolutely brings a very interesting flavour to your Brownies!

Chunky Monkey Brownies. These Brownies are named after the Chunky Monkey ice cream flavor from Ben & Jerry's!

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This Smoothie is saying: Summer

Hi guys!

The sun is shining, everybody is so happy and the temperature just calls for sandals!
What do you do? You drink smoothies! Or even better: you MAKE one!

I became a real Smoothie-addict. I have always loved Smoothies but nowadays I think I drink almost a Smoothie a day. Okay, not always homemade ones…
It’s my daily portion of fruit ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Banana Cream Pie

Hi guys!

Just like Minions do I like bananas.
I also often go bananas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Why is it that we like fruit pies so much? Is it because our brain tells us it’s not THAT bad for us because there’s fruit in it?
I know my brain thinks like that…

I can promise you this: your brains WILL tell you it’s not that bad because this pie has bananas in it.
Why? Because it is just that good!

I’m bringing this lovely & creamy pie to my friends at Fiesta Friday!

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What do we need:

  • 3 or 4 bananas
  • 1 roll of flaky pastry
  • 250 ml cream (> 40% fat)
  • 0.5 l milk
  • 5 eggs (2 eggs + 3 egg yolks)
  • 2 spoons of vanilla sugar
  • 70 g sugar
  • 30 g flour

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How to:

Let’s make the cream first.
Cook the milk.
Mix the eggs, egg yolks, vanilla sugar and sugar together until it becomes a foamy mixture.
sift the flour and add it to the foamy mixture.
Add a little bit of the hot milk and stir it gently.
Poor in te rest of the milk while you keep stirring the mixture.Put this mixture back on the stove.
Let the mixture thicken at a low fire. Keep stirring with a wooden spoon.
Pay attention to it that it doesn’t boil!
When it’s thick enough, let it cool.

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Roll out the flaky pastry and put little holes in it with a fork.
Bake the bottom of the cake for 15 minutes at 200ยฐC.
Put the cream on it.
Slice 3 or 4 bananas (depends on how much you want).
Put the little slices on top of the cream.
Whip up the cream. Top the pie with the cream and you have a wonderful creamy banana pie!

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I hope you guys enjoy!
Let’s party!

Have a delicious day โค
xxx Sarah

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Fiesta Friday #26: Banoffee Pie

Hi guys!

HERE.IT.IS!
The famous – and oh so caloribombing – Banoffee Pie!
I promised you in my post about Lojola that I would bring an English version of the recipe…
So I did ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m bringing it to this weeks Fiesta Friday!

It is creamy, it is banana, it is delicious!
If you have to go caloribombing, this is the way you should do it!

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Let’s get this party started! Grab some Banoffee Pie ’till you can’t stand… ๐Ÿ˜‰

What do we need:

  • 200g speculoos
  • 125g butter
  • 4 bananas
  • 700ml cream (>= 40% fat)
  • 1 spoon powder sugar
  • caramel
  • cocoa powder
  • baking tin (spring)

How to:

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Crush the speculoos and melt the butter. Mix them together.
Put the mixture on the bottom of the baking tin and make sure to push it to the bottom.
Bake it for 15 minutes. Let it cool a bit and put in the fridge for about an hour.

Heat the caramel and put it on top of the speculoos crust.
Cut the bananas in slices (+- 1cm wide) and lay them on the caramel.
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Whip up the cream witht he powder sugar.Add the whipped cream on top of the pie and put it in the fridge for 2 hours.

Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top of the Banoffee Pie before serving and… BON APETIT!

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Happy Fiesta Friday! โค

I think this song describes this pie just fine ๐Ÿ˜‰
Oh well, maybe just the “I’m so fancy” part.
But who knows, if you add some alcohol to this pie you might be able to get drunk on the minibar…

p.s. Make sure you don’t overeat yourself… I don’t know any CPR…

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Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah

 

Raspberry Banana Smoothie

Hi guys!

I had some raspberries left from my Cheesecake
So I decided to make a smoothie!
I love smoothies…

Smoothie banaan-framboos

This smoothie is a little bit bitter but I like it ๐Ÿ™‚
I used the raspberries that I had left (a little bowl full) and two bananas.
Then I squized some oranges.
Put it all together in a blender and BLEND!

Enjoy!

I used to make smoothies quite often but my blender is dying a little so I’m a bit afraid to use it that much…
The rubber isn’t holding the juice anymore so my smoothies kind of run all over the place when I want to lift the blender from the motor…
Yeah, it sucks because it is just so sticky ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
This time, it didn’t spill so much so I’m guessing that if I wouldn’t lift the blender, the smoothie may actually stay inside ๐Ÿ˜€
I’ll try that next time.

Now I’m just going to enjoy my smoothie ๐Ÿ˜‰

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p.s. I made smoothie popsicles with some of the smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚ But that’s for another post ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah

Biscuit for Birthdays!

Hi guys!

Today, I want to share a funny story with you.
What the story is about? My first attempt to make a biscuit…

A biscuit is a typical birthday treat! So I wanted to make one for one of our birthday parties.
I opened my cookbook and thought “this seems easy”. Well, I could have never been so wrong!
The recipe isn’t difficult, that’s for sure! But it is the way you make the biscuit that is the tricky part…
I followed the recipe and added the flour as a last step. I mixed it all together with my robot! NO NO NOOOOOOO!
Little did I know… Okay, the cookbook did say mix it gently together. I guess my robot doesn’t really do gentle…
What happened? My biscuit didn’t rise!

I am a very very lucky girl! Because that night, we (my boyfriend and I) were invited to a birthday party of one of his colleagues.
Guess who was there too? Their pastry chef! I told her my problems and she wrote a recipe down that couldn’t fail! I couldn’t thank her too much!
She really saved our birthday party!

I immediately started with this new (awesome) recipe the next day! It worked!
The problems weren’t over though…
My boyfriend helped me and we wanted to cover the biscuit with whipped cream. My mom got impatient and we had to assemble the biscuit sooner than planned. Therefore the whipped cream wasn’t stiff enough when we took it out of the fridge…
The biscuit looked okay but you shouldn’t wait for 5 more minutes to eat it if you didn’t want soup!
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Last week, we had another little party. I really wanted to try that biscuit again because I knew I could do it right! (The biscuit never failed but that whipped cream did!)
This time, I whipped the cream and covered the biscuit with it without first putting it in the fridge to get stiff… I guess whipped cream should be stiff enough, right?
Finally! The perfect biscuit without any trouble! Woohoo! And it was delicious!

What do we need:

  • 240g sugar
  • 240g flour
  • 8 eggs
  • +- 1L cream (40% fat)
  • 200g powder sugar
  • Fruit

How to:

First, whip the eggs and the sugar. It may take a while but they really need to be stiff.
Siff the flour.
Carefully add the flour while gently stiring the mixture.
Put the batter in a baking tin and preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Bake the biscuit for 45 minutes.

Let the biscuit cool.
Cut the biscuit in half (horizontal) and let it cool a bit longer.
Whip the cream.
Put some of the whipped cream on the first layer. Add some fruit ๐Ÿ™‚
Put the second layer on it and cover the biscuit in whipped cream.
Add fruit to decorate.
Tada! Done! Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

This one was for my parents’ 47th birthday.
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I kept it simple on the decorations but I guess I should have added a little more fruit…
Haha! Next time, a perfect biscuit it will be!

Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah