Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bananas and Cream with Brown Sugar and Hazelnuts

Bananas and Cream with Brown Sugar and Hazelnuts
Previously I’ve mentioned a little restaurant called La Maison in Newport, Oregon. Located in a small quaint house, this nine table French inspired restaurant puts out incredible food. They are open a few mornings, afternoons and during the summer a few evenings a week. Anyway last week for breakfast we dined on Eggs Sardou which is like a benedict but made with artichoke hearts and bacon on a homemade English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. The portions are large so we usually split a meal and then order separately a pastry or croissant. Today I noticed one person after another starting with a bowl of bananas and cream, not understanding exactly why the dish felt so familiar I ordered the same.

The bananas were served in a small bowl bathed in heavy cream and sprinkled with brown sugar and hazelnuts.  As soon as I picked up my spoon I recalled my mom making something very similar. Several times a week when we were little she would slice bananas into a bowl, pour regular milk on top and then sprinkle with sugar. In fact bananas and milk was one of the first “meals” I prepared myself,  how could I forget?

Nostalgic  and delicious; this combination is sweet, soft, crunchy and luxurious. Not exactly the bananas and milk that I grew up with but still a simple, elegant dessert that can be served before or after any meal, anytime of the day.



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Bananas and Cream with Brown Sugar and Hazelnuts

Sweet sliced bananas bathed in heavy cream and sprinkled with brown sugar and roasted hazelnuts.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 small bananas, sliced about ½ inch thick, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, roasted

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Divide the sliced bananas between two serving bowls. Pour cream over the bananas in each dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and hazelnuts. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

43 comments:

  1. I like the sound of the eggs sardou. Never heard of those or this dish either.

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    1. Both dishes were pretty amazing, thanks Tandy

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  2. Such a lovely and wonderful dessert!

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  3. I love the fragrance of hazelnuts. Surely this is a perfect dessert to indulge!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I love the smell of hazelnuts too.

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  4. This sounds like the most delicious dessert, anything with bananas and brown sugar in is always welcome in my kitchen!

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  5. Wow!! this dessert looks scrumptious. Love the flavors. Delicious :)

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  6. Oh my goodness Cheri, you made me remember that my mom did the same thing. Who would have thought that bananas and milk with sugar could be so good? I'm sure this version is beyond good :)

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    1. Thanks Chris, I can't beleive I forgot all about this dish growing up.

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  7. This sounds delish Cheri! And so simple to make and who doesn't love bananas with brown sugar, cream and hazelnuts - yum! thanks for a delicious breakfast idea!

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  8. Cheri:

    This dish looks sinfully delicious. I'm gad it brings back wonderful memories for you. Now, you're creating new ones for your family.

    Thank you so much.

    D

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    1. Thanks D, it's funny how I forgot about something like bananas and milk;)

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  9. Oh gosh, this is so interesting for me since I'd never heard of it until now. I love how the memory came back to you. It looks and sounds like such a great sweet treat. The restaurant sounds really charming, too.

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    1. The restaurant is great, we only go a couple times a year and they have never let us down, the pastry and food is amazing.

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  10. This looks absolutely wonderful Cheri, so rich and satisfying. I have to try it.

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  11. Eggs Sardou needs to go on my to make wish list! The bananas, nuts, brown sugar and cream also conjure up remembrances of sweet comfort =)

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    1. Thanks Kim, the eggs sardou is my favorite thing to eat there but in all fairness it's the only thing we order besides a pastry or the banana dish.

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  12. What a sweet memory Cheri. This post really made me smile. How do we forget these things? I love when a taste or smell jogs the memory and it comes to the front with gusto! What a great, simple dessert. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I know it's crazy how certain foods bring back childhood memories.

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  13. Cheri - this reminds me of a much simpler version of Bananas Foster! It's so simple, elegant and flavorful. I love it!

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    1. And the Eggs Sardou sound amazing, too!

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    2. Hi David, you know I've never had a bananas foster, will add to my list. the eggs sardou is my favorite.

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  14. Oh my gosh! My grandmother used to make bananas like that, sliced, brown sugar and milk. I forgot all about it. Your version sounds delicious, Cheri! Eggs Sardou sounds delicious too!

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    1. Thanks Pam, it's funny how certain foods invoke memories. Take care!

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  15. Super combo of ingredients! And I happen to have some heavy cream on hand that needs using. And bananas. Hmmm . . . :-) Really good -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, don't you just love it when you have the ingredients on hand;)

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  16. What a wonderful memory and this version with the hazelnuts and brown sugar sounds so good! Sort of reminds me of Bananas Foster too but without the sauteing and flaming :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, will definitely have to try bananas foster, but the flaming has always frightened me a little.

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  17. This is what my perfect treat looks like. Great recipe!

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  18. this is so easy but interesting! i used to eat brown sugar by the spoonful, so of course i'm drawn to your creation here. :)

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    1. haha! I did too on oatmeal, thanks Grace

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  19. Love this desserts Cheri, look amazing!! love desserts with bananas!

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  20. Thanks Gloria, we don't eat alot of bananas not sure why they are so delicious.

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  21. What a simply elegant dessert. Perfect for nights when you want dessert but something easy and light.

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    1. Thanks Laura, I've been on a small bananas and cream bender, so delicious!

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  22. I've never heard of bananas and cream before. It does sound delicious, and perfectly simple for a summer treat!

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