Banana-Coco-Choco Squares or Tart
Here is another little beauty that we've done over the past couple of days :
We had bananas and as the sun was shining, we though of cocktails, especially piña coladas so here comes the sweet version of it with chocolate.
The dough :
- 250gr (or 2 cups) Flour
- 125gr (or 1/2 cup) Butter (salted or unsalted, room temperature)
- 65gr (or 1/2 cup) Icing Sugar
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 big pinch of Salt
- 25 ml (or 2 tbsp) of Water
The filling :
- 4 Eggs
- 100gr (or 1/2 cup) of Sugar
- 120gr (or 1 1/2 cup) of Shredded Coconut
- 125ml (or 1/2 cup) of Milk
- 2 or 3 Bananas depending on how thick you are cutting them
The Chocolate ganache super easy :
- 200gr (or 1 cup) of Chocolate of your choice except white
- 50gr (or 1/4 cup) of Boiling Water
Let's start with the dough that is really simple :
You have a couple of options for this one, you could make a tart which is what I intended to do at first but after tasting it, it holds really well as a square so i would recommend a square as it is a bit easier with the dough part :
So onto our dough :
Get your kids to do that, they are going to love it and hopefully won't make too much of a mess with it other than their t-shirt :-)
If you love citrus, you can add zest of whatever citrus you will want in your dough... just add them with the flour.
Place all your dry ingredients on your counter top or inside you bowl and add the butter just like the picture.
With the tip of your fingers, break the butter and the flour together.
Create a circle again and add your eggs and your water and make the dough by putting all the ingredients together.
Once you have the dough, let it rest for a bit in the fridge and start preparing the coconut mixture.
Once again, super easy, your kids can do it with a bit of your help :-)
Break the eggs in a bowl with the sugar and the coconut shred. Beat all three ingredients together until the everything is nicely incorporated... give those muscle a little sweat, everyone needs to exercise even in confinement. Roughly 2 minutes...
Then, you want to add your milk, mix a little and your preparation is ready.
Preheat your oven to 350F
Now that your dough is a little colder, easier to use so it's time to use it, flatten it into your baking pan, whatever you choose. Use a rolling pin or with your hands but i recommend the rolling pin as it's more fun for the kids.
On the picture, as i've said, i've chosen to do a pie but it turns out that it wasn't necessary... and it probably would of been a better without the dough around so go for just the bottom, it will be better.
You want to pre-bake the dough without the interior first for about 15 minutes.
Use parchment paper to cover or another silpat that you might have and put a little wait on it to prevent from expending.
After it's bake and cooled down or not, add your interior mixture (remember, the eggs, coconut, milk and sugar) bake this for 10 minutes.
While it is baking, it's time to prepare your bananas, super easy again, cut them all about 1/4 inch thick . After the first 10 minutes of baking, that's when you want to add your bananas to the square like the picture.
the tart still isn't finished yet as it still needs to bake a little more, it will probably take another 10 minutes to get a beautiful color of light brown.
At this point, you have a couple of options, you can eat it as is without the chocolate or you can do the ganache...
Up to you : if you choose the ganache, super simple again.
in a bowl, add your chocolate and add the hot water (not boiling but close to it) and let is sit for a couple of minutes so that it start melting the chocolate slowly. After that, with a whisk, incorporate everything and cover up your tart or square like shown on the picture.
Let it set in your fridge for an hour and then it should be ready to cut and eat.
I've toasted some shredded coconuts to get a little bit more flavors...
Enjoy and bon apetit
See you for the next one.... i've been asked for the bread recipe...
Cheers and stay safe