Every once in a while I think it's important to make a dessert whose name you're not quite sure how to pronounce. That was the case with this Banana Tarte Tatin with Banana Sabayon. Bananas certainly aren't one of my favorite fruits, but when paired with copious amounts of heavy cream, puff pastry and rum, they just about top my list (or in the form of this). I found the recipe from my Balthazar cookbook (one of my favorite French brasseries in New York) and though it isn't online, there are plenty of similar ones available (like this). The bananas caramelized beautifully and I loved the lingering taste of rum that gave it warmth and dimension.
Seascape strawberries are my biggest weakness at the farmers' market (followed by kettle corn). They're insanely sweet, fragrant, and their color so vibrant that they simply beg to be the focal point of a summertime dessert. I bought this tart pan a while back and it made an ...read more