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    Cartola

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    • on February 17, 2002

      Wonderful! Delicious and easy to prepare - and very authentic tasting. I had been searching for years for this recipe after tasting it at an international festival and was pleasantly surpised to find it here. I would serve this as a dessert to company - it is sweet, caramelly, and a different twist on the idea of fruit & cheese as a dessert course. It cooks in just minutes and worked well with "just ripened" bananas because they held their shape well. Make sure to cut your cheese very thinly - so that it melts and gets all gooey quickly from the heat of the bananas. After consulting with the recipe poster, I learned that the authentic cheese used is queijo de mantiega (butter cheese) if you can find that in your area. I used the mozzarella and thought it was definitely an acceptable choice. I will be making this one again!

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    • on February 09, 2004

      This is fabulous! I can not wait to eat this again.

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    • on October 06, 2003

      I couldn't imagine the Cheese with bananas but I sure can now! Actually I used a German Butter cheese after reading Heather Feather's review and it was wonderful. My guests loved them Thank-you for an easy, different and Oh so good recipe Tati Gaud

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    • on October 12, 2008

      I'm Brazilian and the traditional recipe doesn't call for mozzarella. We use 'queijo de manteiga' or whey butter cheese. The taste and texture is completely different. But thanks for the recipe, it's probably the second best thing to the original for those who can't come and visit. :)

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    • on October 23, 2006

      One star, didn't like it. I followed the directions to a tee. I was blindly optimistic, but it turned out to be as bad as it sounds.

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    • on June 03, 2006

      YUM! I made this last night as a snack as written and it was wonderful. This morning I decided to make brunch out of it so I took some leftover jasmine rice and mixed it with some leftover coconut milk mixed with a little sugar. I then cooked the bananas as directed but I cut them into round pieces. I then topped the rice with half the bananas and shredded the cheese b4 adding it to the dish and topping with more banana. I then sprinkled a little coconut flakes over the top. It was awsome! Yes, banana and cheese do go together well. Like HeatherFeather said, just ripe banana works well. Ours were actually still a little green around the edges. I will keep an eye out for the butter cheese but the mozzarella was wonderful and I usually have it on hand anyway. In fact, I usually keep all these items on hand so its a great recipe for thoes midnight snack attacks. I was thinking about trying this with plantains too. Thanks for posting this great recipe, I can't wait to experiment more with it.

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    • on February 13, 2005

      A great surprise for the kids. Sugar, cheese and bananas. Awesome. Thanks

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    Nutritional Facts for Cartola

    Serving Size: 1 (272 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 410.5
     
    Calories from Fat 158
    38%
    Total Fat 17.5 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 55.7 mg
    18%
    Sodium 392.0 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.5 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    26%
    Sugars 29.6 g
    118%
    Protein 15.1 g
    30%

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