As we continue to clean out our freezer, I continue to find random things I forgot I had. Today I found two puff pastry cups, leftover from our anniversary dinner. I decided to make a quick and easy version of a dessert I had once at the Garth Mansion (theirs is a banana wrapped in puff pastry with ice cream and chocolate - it is awesome). We were really happy with how it turned out - but then again - look at the ingredients . . . how this not make you happy?
TGIF Sundae for Two
2 frozen puff pastry cups
2 bananas (not too ripe), sliced
1 tbsp. butter
1-2 tbsp. brown sugar (or to taste)
vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
For chocolate ganache:
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1. Bake puff pastry cups according to package directions (in my case, 20-25 min. at 400 degrees).
2. Meanwhile (5-10 minutes into baking), melt butter in a small skillet, add bananas and sugar and cook until bananas are tender and begin to caramelize.
3. While bananas cook, heat cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not let cream boil. When bubbles begin to form at the edge, remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Set aside. (Alternatively, you could use prepared chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce)
4. Allow pastry cups to cool for a few minutes after baking.
5. To serve: Fill each cup with 1/4 banana slices, top with a small scoop of ice cream, spoon 1/4 of bananas over ice cream, drizzle chocolate ganache over entire sundae and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Oh, and the final step . . .
6. Thank God for blessings such as chocolate, bananas, ice cream, puff pastry, and Friday!