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Jan11

Banana and Chocolate Mascarpone Crepes

The combination of chocolate and banana is highly underrated.   Aside from some frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, and chocolate chip banana bread, the combination is largely overlooked.  Well, break out your bananas because we are going to make something that will make chocolate lovers rejoice.    The crepes are chocolate but they do not have any sugar in them.  Before you say I am mad consider that the crepes are going to be filled...

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Jun08

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Do you have some ripe bananas that aren’t good for anything other than baking?  Are you tired of the same old banana bread?  Then keep reading! I had some extra bananas that I had forgotten to eat with my breakfast cereal.  They were pretty black and really soft, and I knew that they were only good for baking.   I did not, however, want regular old banana bread.  Not that I have anything against banana bread, I love it, but I...

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Nov18

Banoffee Pie … well, sort of and other musings

11/19/08 – I served the pie from the recipe below and it was quite tasty … and runny!  So, I would not fold in the whipped cream.  I would just sort of smooth out the toffee and spread it with great care.  But, the taste … spot on.  My family, once past the initial trepadation of a new dessert with a strange name, asked for seconds.  And, in one case, thirds. Yum! I registered for another semester of culinary school...

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