Sunday, July 1, 2012

GOING BANANAS - Banana Nut Chocolate

GOING BANANAS !
BANANA NUT CHOCOLATE
Banana halwa, banana paayasam and panchaamrutam are some of the banana sweets which we usually prepare at home. This time I wanted to make a 'cut and dry' sweet using ripe banana. 
Irrespective of age, every one in our family is a chocoholic! Hence I decided to make  banana chocolate, of course with a nutty sprinkle. 


INGREDIENTS 


Mashed ripe banana - 1/2 cup 
Coarsely powdered mixed nuts - 1/2 cup 
Sugar - 1 1/2 cups 
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsps 
Ghee - 2 tbsps 
METHOD 
1. Peel, dice and roughly mash bananas using the back of a ladle. 
2. Grind the nuts ( I have used almonds and walnuts ) into a coarse powder. 
3. Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a kadai and add the mashed bananas. 
4. Stir and cook till the banana pulp becomes dry and remove it on to a plate. 
5. Mix sugar with one cup of water and boil it in the same kadai
6. When the syrup reaches one string consistency add the banana pulp, coarsely powdered nuts and the cocoa powder.

 

7. Stir all the ingredients together and cook on medium flame. 


8. Keep stirring till it becomes thick. The cooking chocolate should immediately harden when a drop comes in contact with cold water.  
9. At this stage stir in the remaining one tablespoon of ghee, and immediately pour the molten chocolate on to a greased plate. 


10. Mark into bars or squares using a sharp knife before it sets.


Cut out the 'cut and dry' Banana Nut Chocolate when it becomes hard and experience bliss as it melts in your mouth.

3 Post your Comments:

LG said...

Banana Nut pralines look yummy, haven't tried anything like this.

Spencer said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I love the chocolate and banana combination. It tastes so good!

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