Chocolate, salted caramel & banana mess

Chocolate, salted caramel & banana mess

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 2

Swap the berries of an Eton mess with banana, and turn the traditional cream dessert into a banoffee-like treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving with both sauces

kcalories
938
protein
5g
carbs
70g
fat
71g
saturates
44g
fibre
2g
sugar
69g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • ½ vanilla pod, scraped of seeds
  • 150ml double cream
  • 2 ready-made meringue nests, crumbled into chunks
  • 2 bananas, sliced

For the salted caramel sauce

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • pinch of sea salt flakes

For the chocolate sauce

  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 50g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces

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Method

  1. To make the salted caramel, put the sugar and 2 tbsp water in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan. Place on a low heat and swirl gently until the sugar has melted. Turn up the heat and let the sugar bubble and caramelise to a nutty brown. Take off the heat and pour in the cream, butter and salt flakes – do this carefully, as it may spit. Gently stir together until smooth and glossy.
  2. For the chocolate sauce, bring the milk and cream to the boil in a small saucepan. Put the chocolate bits into a bowl. Pour over two-thirds of the milk and cream mixture, stirring until melted and smooth. Adjust the consistency with the remaining hot milk mixture.
  3. Put the vanilla seeds into the cream and whip until just holding soft peaks. Fold the meringues and banana slices into the cream, leaving a few slices for garnish. Put in serving dishes and drizzle with the two sauces. Top with the remaining banana slices. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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bri_lou's picture

Very indulgent and easy to make. I used the recipe on this site for the microwave meringue as didn't have any. I also added vanilla ice cream, will be making again.

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