Banana

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In the past, the banana’s main role was as the star of the world-famous banana split. These days, the banana has been promoted from the fruit bowl to become a multifunctional ingredient in modern desserts. The banana has a special affinity with roasted flavours such as coffee, nuts and chocolate. Did you know that bananas can grow on banana plants in bunches weighing up to 50 kilograms?

Basic techniques: Gratinating, confiting, frying, deep-frying, preserving, puréeing, caramelising, flambéing.

Taste combinations: Bacon, chicken, caviar, almond, pineapple, aniseed, chocolate, hazelnut, cardamom, coffee, coconut, parsnip, hard cheese, egg, cherries, pear, peanut, vanilla.

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Banana spring rolls

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Banana meringues

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Banana crisps with curry

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Banana ice cream

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Banana compote

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Banana gel

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Banana jelly

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Savoury banana chips

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Cold banana croquette

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Banana marshmallows

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Sauce of flambéed banana

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Tarte tatin of banana with nutmeg

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Warm espuma of flambéed banana