To be honest the only really appealing thing to me about making this desert was how pretty it looked in the cookbook. Imagine then my disappointment when mine looked pretty good but NOT like the picture. My chocolate would not curl and instead would only shave into little tiny shavings :(
The desert is a combination of pastry, banana, a sort of caramel and whipped cream. I really love to eat bananas and I love banana cake/bread BUT I really don't like banana deserts.
The crust is just a regular pastry crust that you bake in your pastry pan. Then you put your pan on high heat and melt 4 heaped TBS of golden caster sugar into the frying pan until it is melted. Then you blitz 2 bananas with 100mls of milk until it looks like a smoothie. You add that to the pan when the sugar is melted and stir it around just a little bit while it is bubbling. When it turns a dark golden color quickly take it off the heat. It should only take 1-2 min. Then pour it in the pastry case and put it in the fridge or freezer (depending on how long you have) to let it cool.Here is the link on how to make the pie. I wish I had seen this before I made mine. It is quite helpful- Enjoy
Peel and finely slice 2 more bananas and lay them on top. Top with 300ml of cream (whipped) and garnish with curls of dark chocolate. Hopefully yours will turn out a little more pretty than mine. Everyone really enjoyed the desert though and said it was wonderful. It was fast and easy and could be really beautiful and impressive. I even liked it, but I would rather eat any one of the other deserts we have made from Jamie's cookbook instead. Although it was good, I still prefer something without banana's.