Thursday, 30 August 2012

Banana Souffle and Instant Banana Ice cream

 Another day, another souffle- this time Banana. I admit I've gone a little souffle mad of late. But really, how can you blame me? They are delicious; they are, relative to other puddings, relatively healthy and you can make a souffle in almost any flavour you could possibly imagine. So far I've made apple and cinnamon, Rhubarb, raspberry, strawberry and banana. I don't plan on stopping there, either- think of all the other flavours I could make!

Ordinarily I would use the leftover egg yolks to make a creme anglaise (custard). With this particular flavour, however, I decided to try something different. Some time ago I saw Matt Preston make an instant Banana Ice cream and I've been waiting for the occasion to make it. Luckily I happened to have a freezer full of over-ripe bananas. All you do is peel the frozen bananas (One banana seems to make a generous scoop), chop them into chunks and blend in a food processor. You may have to stop the motor sporadically to scrape down the chunks towards the blades, but after a mere minute, you will have a most delicious, velvety textured banana ice cream. I even give you permission to let your guests
think that you slaved away for hours making custard
 and churning it by hand; it will be our little secret.

As for the souffle, the method is the same as for the preceding recipe, only substitute the strawberry for banana and the caster sugar for brown.

Bon appetit!


NMParms said...

You're amazing Jess!

Princess of the kitchen said...

You're very kind, Nat, although 'amazing' I most certainly am not. You should try the ice cream, though- it's so quick and is just as creamy as normal ice cream, but without all the fat =)

Jennifer D said...

Hi Princess of the kitchen,

You have such a talent for both baking and blogging. It is a joy to read about your baking adventures! I'm a huge Nigella fan too.I haven't baked much from scratch for a very long time but I'm gonna try and get back into it.

jen downey :)

Princess of the kitchen said...

Thanks so much, Jen. I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier. I hope that you will get back into baking again- it is so rewarding. Thanks again, Jess

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