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    Banana Napoleons

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    TxGriffLover's Note:

    Recipe source Chef John State of the Flying Fish Cafe. Posted for ZWT5.

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    • whipped cream, grated chocolate


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 300º.
    2. 2
      Whisk together egg yolks and 1/4 cup whipping cream and set aside.
    3. 3
      Combine 1 1/4 cups whipping cream and 1/3 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan. Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise, scrape the seeds into the saucepan and add the vanilla bean halves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and discard the vanilla bean.
    4. 4
      Whisk about one-fourth of the hot mixture gradually into the yolk mixture, add to remaining hot mixture, whisking constantly. Skim air bubbles from the top of the mixture. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square pan. Place into a 13 x 9-inch pan. Add hot water to larger pan to the depth of 1 inch.
    5. 5
      Bake for 35 minutes. Remove pan from water and cool. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
    6. 6
      Raise oven temperature to 375º.
    7. 7
      Melt 1/2 cup butter. Stack phyllo, brushing each sheet with melted butter and sprinkling with powdered sugar. Cut phyllo stack into 16 (3-inch) squares. Place squares on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and top with another baking sheet.
    8. 8
      Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
    9. 9
      Cook remaining 1 cup sugar and remaining 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Slowly add remaining 1 cup whipping cream, and cook, stirring constantly, 8-10 minutes or until caramel color. Set aside.
    10. 10
      Cut chilled custard into 6 squares. Place one square on each of 6 dessert plates. Top each square of custard with 1 phyllo square. Drizzle a small amount of caramel sauce around custard.
    11. 11
      Stir together banana and remaining caramel sauce. Spoon evenly over phyllo squares. Top each with a second phyllo square, and garnish, if desired. Reserve remaining phyllo squares for other uses.

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    Nutritional Facts for Banana Napoleons

    Serving Size: 1 (244 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 863.4
    Calories from Fat 565
    Total Fat 62.8 g
    Saturated Fat 38.4 g
    Cholesterol 291.2 mg
    Sodium 281.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 74.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 59.1 g
    Protein 5.0 g

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