Bananas Foster Tartelettes & A Giveaway

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bananas Foster Tartelettes

I like to think I am fairly organized. I mean, there is logic to whatever battle is taking place on my desk. Or in my head. Like most of us, I get pretty psyched about being a step ahead and I was darn happy for having posts in drafts right before I left for BlogHer food in San Francisco. David says he has 40 stories or so in drafts at all times. I giggle when I have one ahead of the game. I am however excited when “the” one is these Bananas Foster Tartelettes. Things got busy then and things got busier this week but these were too good to wait any longer to post.

Whenever I travel, I try to leave a few easy things for B. to reheat for dinner knowing too well he’d end up eating at his parents or be invited here and there. He tends to skip meals when there is no one to call him to the table. I know he can boil water for pasta. I’ve seen it. I even happen to know he can make awesome steamed clams.

This time was no different as I labeled containers of food and even took him on a guided tour of the fridge and pantry. It’s just not his thing. I was tempted to post-it the entire house but refrained. However, as previously mentioned, his eyes got stuck on all the desserts left on top shelf from my zealous attempt at getting prepared. This is his thing.

Caramel

After describing what the tarts were made of, he exclaimed “oh! Kind of like bananas foster without the fire flambéing action!” Precisely. We tend to have a surplus of bananas in the house, and after making banana donuts last month, I still had plenty to use up, hence the tarts (and a few loaves of banana nut bread).

The tarts start with a crispy shortbread base and are filled with a hazelnut and almond frangipane before being topped with fresh banana slices and a (generous) drizzle of salted butter caramel sauce. I am all over banana and nuts and I am all over salted butter anything, so the combination was pretty much a no brainer. However, it all came together out of the necessity to use all the tidbits ingredients in the fridge, pantry and freezer.

I had leftover shortbread dough in the freezer from a previous tart making day as well as a jar of salted butter caramel sauce, a handful each almonds and hazelnuts in the pantry, a knob of butter and a tiny bit of cream in the fridge. And of course a good many banana giving me the sweet eye.

As I have said before, I hate waste. Having worked in a restaurant kitchen for many year, I pretty much nailed down the recycling issue. If you don’t recycle, re-use or force yourself to use items bought on a whim, you are likely to drive your place to the pits. I have the same mentality when it comes to the kitchen. Being on a tight budget, I can’t allow us to waste, even less impulse buy certain items. Everything these days is budgeted, accounted for and used to the max. More than ever before I am aware of what I have. Time, the ability to cook, develop recipes, a wonderful mother- in -law who unexpectedly drops by with supplies, etc…

Bananas Foster Tartelettes

Some of us are not that lucky. I do my best but some can’t. In that spirit, I really like what Macy is doing in their campaign Come Together to fight hunger to raise awareness and money to feed 10 million of people suffering from hunger, and they will match donation dollar for dollar.
When Macy’s got in touch to spread the word last week, I immediately agreed. There are 3 different ways you can get involved in this great campaign:

1) You can host dinner parties and ask that instead of bringing traditional host gifts, guests make a donation to Feeding America.

2) You can donate $1 directly at any Macy's register, one dollar provides dinner for seven.

3) You can shop at any Macy's and get special savings in-store on October 17 (today). A portion of the $5 in-store ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.

Macy’s also provided me with two $25 gift certificates to give to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment (multiple entry will automatically be deleted) before Tuesday october 20th midnight eastern time, for a chance to win. My better half will select the winners at random from the comments left on this post. Even if Macy’s does not ship internationally nor has stores outside the US, everyone can enter. You can always use the gift certificate to do your Christmas shopping for friends or family here and continue to spread some good spirit.

Good luck!

Bananas Foster Tartelettes:

Serves 8

Sable Dough:
1 stick (113 gr) butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup (95 gr) powdered sugar (unsifted)
1 large egg
1 1 /2 cups (190gr) all purpose flour
2 tablespoons (20 gr) cornstarch
pinch of salt

For the almond-hazelnut frangipane filling:
1 stick (115 gr) butter, softened
½ cup (100 gr) granulated sugar
½ cup (50 gr) ground almonds
½ cup (50gr) ground hazelnuts
seeds from half a vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup (60gr) heavy cream

Remaining ingredients:
3-4 bananas, thinly sliced
Salted butter Caramel sauce
Vanilla Ice Cream

Prepare the shortbread rounds:
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy on medium speed, 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the flour, cornstarch and salt and mix briefly to incorporate. Dump the whole mixture onto a lightly floured board and gather the dough into a smooth ball. Do not work the dough while in the mixer or it will toughen up. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
You will need half the amount of dough to make the tartelettes. The other half can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen, well wrapped for up to 3 months.
Preheat the oven to 350F and position a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
When the dough is nice and cold, roll it out on a lightly floured board or in between sheets of plastic wrap to about ¼ -inch thick. Cut out eight 3-inch rounds with a pastry ring or cookie cutter. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

Prepare the filling:
Place the butter, sugar, ground nuts, vanilla bean seeds and the eggs in a large bowl and whisk until smooth (can also be done in a food processor). Add the cream but stir in it instead of whisking to prevent emulsifying it or it will rise while baking. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Place 8 baked rounds of dough in 8 pastry rings of the same dimension, divide the cream evenly among the rings and bake 20 minutes at 350F. Let cool. Once cooled, remove the tarts from the rings and arrange the banana slices decoratively on top, drizzle the caramel sauce on top. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

289 comments:

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Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Beautiful -- I would call them Banoffee Tartlets, but they are a bit Bakewellian. I think that shot of the caramel in the pitcher is absolutely breathtaking, Helen.

malgorzata said...

Almonds, hazelnuts, bananas, salted butter caramel sauce... mmmmm your "better half" is one lucky man :)

Astrid said...

Wow, those look wonderful. like the recipe too. hmmm I have some bananas here that need to be used anyway...

Anonymous said...

Bananas and caramel. What could be better! Your photos and desserts never cease to amaze me.
Martha

Leah said...

Your pictures always are so beautiful. I would love to give these a try especially since we have such wonderful New Orleans memories. Maybe one night I'll go all out and do a whole NOLA spread and serve this for dessert. Thanks!

Lauren said...

Your food always looks so amazing! Puts my pictures to shame lol

koto said...

salted butter caramel sauce..i won't be able to stop thinking about this one until i taste this!! I've already printed out your recipe to make tomorrow with my mom.

Lauren said...

That drizzle of salted butter caramel might be enough to help me overcome my dislike of bananas... yum!

oneordinaryday said...

What gorgeous tarts!
Macy's is doing a good thing to raise awareness with this program. Thanks for sharing it.

jen said...

love the come together campaign too; and these look scrumptious, like everything you create, xo

K said...

Can't wait to try this! Perfect for our chilly New York days here!!! :)

Veganista said...

My God, those look good! They're perfect to eat on a cold rainy day...

skeptical said...

Looks yummy!

Lucky said...

I am so happy that I recently found this website. I love all the recipes here.

Rachel said...

I always find myself with extra bananas too. What a fantastic way to make them even more tasty.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oooo...I'd love a Macy's postcard to use in the "Martha" section! :)

Frenchie said...

I am usually so intimidated to make your desserts, the pictures are always so pristine and beautiful that I would hate to ruin that. This seems like something I will have to make though, I cannot wait to try it. I really respect your waste not, want not attitude and I am so glad that you feel inclined to share that with others.

Nirvana said...

the campaign is a fabulous idea! and this looks so yummy :)

Erica said...

What a great cause and a lovely entry!

Jung said...

Caramel? Yummy. I will try making this. It looks amazing!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Your Banana Foster recipe sounds just as good as a $25 Gift Card to Macys! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!

CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail

Mrs. G said...

Your tartlettes look yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

natalie said...

omg that dessert looks divine!!! and the campaign is such a great idea!

Amy said...

YOu had me a bananas! :)

erica :) said...

Looks absolutely amazing!!!! I would love to make something like that! :)

Amy I. said...

Beautiful recipe and beautiful photos! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Dragana said...

This looks like a winning recipe to me - bananas and caramel with my favorite almonds and hazelnuts. Can one bake these in traditional tart molds?

Corey :) said...

I'm pretty sure my husband would be super stoked if I made these. Does anyone still use the word "stoked"? Anyway...the $25 would help us buy Christmas presents, which would be awesome, since Christmas presents aren't happening much in my family this year.

Nora said...

The Banana Foster Tartelettes look fantastic!

Megan A. said...

Those look yummy! Hope I win!

Linda Nguyen said...

yum! too bad i can't get any local bananas around here this time of year. but definitely will bookmark for another time. love your blog!

Stacey said...

Sounds delicious! I am on a banana spree of sorts right now too:)

LA.mail09 said...

As usual , your creation stunned me with it's delicious beauty.

snacksformeals said...

Absolutely amazing pictures! I'm looking forward to trying this recipe...as soon as I get out of my current college student no-kitchen situation :)

Emily said...

the tarts look so pretty :)

Jessica said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE bananas. I eat them in everything. Would you believe I've never had bananas foster? I'd love to try these!

Miss Solemnis said...

Incredible! Those are going to be on our table tomorrow, for sure!

paragon2pieces said...

every time i stop by here i am amazed, just amazed, at how every detail in every picture appears carefully thought-through. love it!

Jane said...

The dessert looks real good. I must say, Macys is a good place to shop and what they are doing is good.

patti said...

Everything you post always looks so good! Today I have to thank you for posting about the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. My family went today and when I took a bite of my son's mint chunk brownie, all I could think was "OH MY GOD!" Thank you for all the information and inspiration!!

eikosi said...

mmm, these sound delicious! I really respect your attitude towards waste! Good for the planet, good for the budget, good for you.

And wow, I was just volunteering at a Feeding America event this past month! I was really surprising to see it pop up in your blog! I think that they're a wonderful organization. Its amazing how much they can actually do for those people who are worse off!

Kat said...

Nobody in my family likes bananas except me, and I'm allergic to them! However, I see sooo many ways this recipe could be adapted to other fruits on top. Or just plain. Let's just call caramel a fruit!

Lauren said...

I love the concept of this charity. My mom is very involved in a local charity focusing on at-risk kids & their families, so giving has always been a very important part of my life. Not to mention these tartelettes - simply delicious!

dicky said...

love your blog! especially the hibiscus macarons...

Annie said...

oh wow! those look delicious. Also I was just at Macy's today, I wish I had known about this :(

aandara said...

Banana foster that must be delicious,,i usually make an upside down banana cake and my family love it

Dr. Jean Layton said...

Amazing pictures and you are right, anything with salted butter sauce is perfect.
I love these and will need to create a gluten free version, but it doesn't look too hard.
Thank you for the lovely recipe

Cindy said...

I've done banana pie but never thought of doing tarts. They look delicious!

Stardust B. said...

The tartelettes are gorgeous! I will definitely make these for company at some point.

Damaris said...

this looks so good. I'm a fan of anything with bananas

April and Ashley said...

Looks like a delicious recipe! Thanks for the giveaway.

Emily said...

I just love your recipes and most especially your food photography! I'm drooling over your Bananas Foster!!

Lisa~~ said...

Oh these look delish!!

Jo said...

Love your take on this banana foster recipe and the pastry tart looks really good. As usual fantastic pictures and presentation.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Your food looks like something from a 5-star restaurant.

Mercè said...

Helen, as always beautiful pictures and fantastic recipe! You're better one is a lucky man! ;)

Rachel said...

Those look ridiculously delicious!

Wendy said...

ooooh, those do look tasty!!!

cocoamango said...

mmmm, now you've got me craving banana bread!

Felice said...

I wish I could use leftover ingredients and come up with a recipe like this. It sounds heavenly. And anything with a drizzle of salted caramel is good in my book.

Renée said...

Wow those look so good!!! Really cool of you to partner with Macys to help fight hunger. :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Banana foster? my daughter and hubby will absolutely love this!

Caminante said...

As a born and bred South American, bananas and dulce de leche is one of my favorite combinations... and bananas and salted butter caramel seems like an equally yummy but sofisticated version!
Can't wait to try it!

ABowlOfMush said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous!
Love your photos.

Lauren said...

OMG, these look so amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

Michael said...

The banana tarts look really, really tasty. Always enjoy your recipes; very creative - but most importantly they look do-able.

Abbie said...

Mmm, delish!

Renee G said...

I made an apple pie this afternoon. I wish I had seen your recipe first--- it looks utterly delicious.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

The Lovells said...

mmmmm...yum. can't wait to try!

Melissa Z. said...

Those tartelettes sound amazing! :O

Ashley Dawn said...

Way Yummo dessert AND a Macy's giveaway??!!! AWESOME. love your posts as always...

iris said...

Maaaan, there's a special spot in my stomach for desserts. Especially fruit-for-dessert.

foodie ffanatic said...

This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash LTD said...

omg. love bananas foster

Rachelino said...

I love something that you can put together quickly with what is in the pantry, but still incorporate fresh fruit. And a fruit that is available all year.

Esme said...

Your banana fosters look delicious. I would not usually choose a desert like this-but your photos are telling me otherwise.

Anna said...

I love your photographs and layouts (and stories) I've been going through some of your very very old posts and it's simply incredible how much your photography has changed and it makes me think that if I keep at it, I might have a chance too. This is a great charity to support and I love Macy's, and as usual those banana tarts look fabulous!

Ani said...

What a wonderful way to keep the ole' muscles from cramping! Can't wait to try this recipe!!!! YUM!!!!

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

I’m glad I’m not the only one who leaves little containers with lunch and dinner for my husband when I travel. Sometimes I think I go too far…but then I remember how much I love to spoil him!

I'm wondering, can you please share what type of tripod you used for that lovely first shot? Do you use some sort of boom apparatus to get that straight-down angle, or is there some other trick to it? I’m just starting to shop for my first tripod, so I would really appreciate any tips you can offer. Thanks!

Nadia said...

Perfection!! Say hi to B and tell him we enjoyed knowing he can cook too, The clams picture proved it.!

skip said...

would it need to be rescaled if I wanted to make it in a regular sized tart tin? Looks delicious but I don't have small tart pans

rhianna said...

Those look amazing. I'd give anything to eat one.

AmyRuth said...

Undeniably beautiful photography! Scrumptious description. I can't wait to make it. All the elements sound so magical and then you put them together! Mmmm
AmyRuth

Where can I get the tartelette rings?

terri said...

what a fabulous cause! thanks for all you do to make this world a better place...

terri

Tartelette said...

AmyRuth: I found these rings at Michaels for $1 each but you can also find them at JBPrince or Sur La Table.

Skip: you have enough crust and filling here for a standard 8-inch pie.

Lucy: I did not use a tripod for the first picture but any tripod worth its name will give you the optionf of vertical, horizontal or top down pictures. Look for one that feels right in your hands and that you can manoeuver around easily.

Thanks everyone!

Mimi said...

Your tart look so lovely.
Hunger is everyone's problem. It is great to see that Macy's is part of the solution.
Mimi

Jingyi said...

It's my first few times browsing ur site and I'm tempted to try everything because everything looks so yummy!

ephrat said...

Wow, these look so elegant! And thank you for helping give to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Micco said...

You always come up with the most creatively luxurious flavor combinations.

{lovely little things} said...

Those look delicious. I'm a huge fan of bananas foster French toast, sadly I've never tried the original. I'm saving myself for Brennan's in New Orleans - I hear their bananas foster is amazing!

Diane said...

Oh they look so yummy!
so creative!

Sarah said...

That looks so delicious!

Alexandra said...

Such sexy simplicity!

Your premise of 'no waste' is what I've always lived by and am glad to see others live in the same manner!

My favorite photo is the dripping caramel sauce

Sweetly Sophisticated said...

bananas and salted caramel!! that looks SO divine! my mouth is salivating...

JC said...

This is a great campaign! I had already shop for cause on 17th and will be hosting a holiday party later this month as well.

Thanks for the Bananas Foster Tartelettes idea, will be handy for my party.

Grace said...

tartelettes on tartelette's blog. i love it. :)
great creation--there are certain combinations of ingredients that draw me in like a magnet, and this is one of 'em!

maia said...

They look more than delicious, I'd like to have one!! ciao

Vanille said...

Mmmmhhh...des tartelettes qui plairaient à mon homme !

Adeline said...

Banana and caramel. Mmm... Good ricepe :)

Adeline
http://trognonetpepin.blogspot.com

Liz@sg said...

Hi. I have been silently following your blog for some time. You got me hooked on macarons. Lovely photos as always.

Toby said...

Love your blog-- always great food and great pictures.

Tovah said...

I had bananas foster at my bachelorette party and they were wonderful. This tart also looks wonderful.

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

wow, such a beautiful dessert! a fantastic way to remind others not to waste food and bring attention to a great campaign. excellent post!

Aimée said...

Bananas and caramel? My dear, you have hit this one out of the park.

Here's hoping your better half picks...me!

jie said...

hope more people can benefit from this event. thanks for the recipe. i tried the pear chocolate cake the other day, my mom and my friends loved them. thanks again

Jessica said...

These look amazing! Your sweetheart is a very lucky man - with an even luckier stomach!

I love what Macy's is doing - I'm eager to hear the results of the campaign and see how much money they raise.

Marcela said...

those look so good!

Lisa Marie said...

I love to come and look at your blog you always have such beautiful photos I just think they are amazing!

Tina said...

Oh my - I also love bananas anything... especially with your divine salted caramel sauce (I gave out tins to my friends for Christmas last year!).
Thanks for such amazing posts!

Yael said...

You are an inspiration!

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

Thanks so much for the info!

Ophy said...

Oooh, the almond-hazelnut frangipane filling looks and sounds delicious! :) My boyfriend loves bananas so maybe I will try this for him someday! Thank you!!

Amy A said...

These tarts look lovely!

Kim said...

Yummy!! Oh, how I only wish that I can bake...

Sihui said...

Those look so delicious! Thanks for sharing some recipes too. Please enter me for the giveaway.
Thanks for the chance.
origamibysisi[at]gmail[dot]com

Branwen said...

Beautiful Tarts!

Sara's Test Kitchen said...

They look delicious. And what a great cause to bring attention to. Thank you for posting.

emily said...

mmmm, that looks so yummy!

Caroline said...

I've never liked bananas foster, but those look amazing! I may have to make those soon!

Brooke Rane said...

this recipe sounds divine—thanks for sharing! and thanks for the chance at winning a great giveaway!

Mani said...

Thank you so much for raising awareness and as usual your recipes and pictures are a cut above the rest.....

Jingle said...

This looks amazing! My husband is a big Bananas Foster fan, and these would thrill him! Thanks!

Ash said...

Oh, I just love this!! such a cozy yummy dish!

Rebecca said...

I just recently found your site from The Pioneer Woman's site. I am really enjoying your posts. Your photography is beautiful. There is so much talent out there, and people like you and Ree have encouraged me to get in the kitchen more often and try out new things. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with those of us that are unsure of what to do in the kitchen. :)

Ash said...

oops, that comment was meant for the spiced Quince crumbles... but your banana treat looks divine too!

Richard said...

As a kid, my dad would fry bananas in butter and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar....a treat his Mom would make for him in Brazil...

I wonder, what is the origin of bananas foster???

Simo said...

Che meraviglia...sono dei piccoli capolavori!!!!!!

andrea said...

perhaps the salted butter caramel will make me like bananas more! ;)

Kirsten said...

You and your blog inspire me almost daily. Thank you for your art and for sharing it all with us!
Macy's is one of my most favorite stores! Mostly because of the awesome Martha Stewart kitchen stuff they sell there. Gotta love it!
Thanks!

Reesha said...

Yummy!! Does Macys ship these too?

Jaime said...

those look divine!! I love bananas foster

Rachelle said...

I have one word ... Yummeee!

cindy said...

such a great cause. we donate to the food bank of nyc around this time and will look into the program from macy's. thanks for the giveaway and i love those tarts!

Elysse said...

these look delicious! you can never have too many bananas...

Maegen said...

that looks sooooo good

Talia said...

If I could "throw together" something like this you'd have to roll me out of my house! How do you stay so svelte? Yum.

Emilie said...

I absolutely love your blog!! The photos are always so amazing =)

Anali said...

A delicious recipe and giveaway! Thank you! ; )

Jenny said...

Those are some beautiful tarts, I love the drizzle on top.

shaz said...

What amazing tarts, love the photo of the caramel in the jug! Great work highlighting an important campaign too.

Robin said...

Those look amazing, even to me, someone who can take bananas only in small doses. I am right with you on the being frugal in the kitchen, I have sat in one friends kitchen amazed at what she considered to be trash. Not in my kitchen!!

Luca said...

Delicious! Can the cornstarch be left out?

Thanks,

Raluca

Elizabeth said...

yummm, i love bananas!

Amy said...

I check your site every day, love your photos and recipes. I would love to win the Macy's gift card!

Linda said...

dear helen,
i admire your generosity of spirit
& i will definitely stop by macy's to donate.
thank you for making us more aware.

Evelyn said...

This looks yum!

gaelle@whatareyoufeedingyourkidsthesedays.com said...

Thank you again for beautiful pictures and a great recipe. I'll try it at home and I'm pretty sure it'll pass!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I completely understand being practical in the kitchen. I've been saving money to go to the food buzz festival and every food penny is accounted for. And, I will eat anything that has salty caramel.

Maria said...

I hate wasting food too. That is why my neighbors love me:) They always get my baked goods. We really try hard not to waste, we reduce, reuse, and recycle:)

irene said...

sounds like a great organization, thanks!

Rebecca said...

Looks amazing!!

adamanderin said...

Those look AMAZING!! I think it is time to go look for my midnight snack!

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Sweet little banana tarts!! Mmm!

Marina said...

Perfect reason to leave a comment. I've been wanting to mention that I think I was standing next to you the day you were taking pictures of Miette. Friday afternoon? I ordered a macaroon and I think you did too... I should have said hello, cause I read your blog all the time.

Nidhi said...

How I wish I had read this yesterday. I would have replied better to the emails asking me "what should we get" when I hosted them for dinner. Great job, as usual, Helen!

Junglefrog said...

These look absolutely delicious Helen. Love bananas!

Sweet Success said...

Your photos are always so amazing!!

biqibiqi said...

My housemates and I love bananas! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks!

Cat of Le Chat Designs said...

What a beautiful reconstruction of bananas foster. As someone who lived in New Orleans for over 25 years, I appreciate your culinary artistry. I'd love to be your CA(chef's assistant) anytime. Kindest thoughts, Cat

Keri Grant said...

What beauties....they look delicious! I think my husband would love these!

leebee86 said...

MMM I cannot wait to try these!

Laura B. said...

Looks delicious!

Jen said...

I love the way your mind works! I just don't know how you come up with such delicious evilness! You are awesome!!

Renee said...

I would love to eat this bananas foster right now. I'm not sure I will get around to making it for myself, but.... it will make a great dessert for company. I'll just skip the dinner part and serve just this fabulous dessert. My guests will swoon.

edina said...

Those tartelettes look fabulous - my stomach is growling!

Tartelette said...

Luca: the cornstarch is there to make the crumb/texture lighter. You could leave it out or use potato starch, tapioca starch or very fine powdered rice flour.

marina: Yes! I was there friday afternoon! The world sure is small :)

La Pastry Chef said...

mmm salted butter caramel sauce.

Cute napkins :)

Jessica K. Chou said...

I was just thinking of making banana fosters. Gorgeous!

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Irresistible! I wish I was one of your neighbors!

sweetakery said...

Wow, those look gorgeous!...yummm! im going to try this recipe!

Adi said...

Love Macy's.

Love Banana Foster.

adiluria [at] yahoo [dot] com

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, I want those for breakfast!

Sophia Wang said...

"I'm hungry"
-my stomach

adelle said...

yum!!!

Allie said...

They look beautiful!!

panorth said...

I love your site. One day I will actually attempt to make a recipe. Yours are so beautiful that I don't want to let them down by trying one out!

Meg said...

I wish I liked bananas because these tarts look amazing!

Julie said...

I just found your blog and already I've bookmarked a bunch of recipes I *must* try :)

paula said...

what a great cause.

oh, and these look divine. kind of like I want to reach through my screen and enjoy.

RecipeGirl said...

I kind of laughed when I heard David say that about the 40 posts in draft too. I might have 3 in draft on a good day!

When I worked for a caterer back in college, bananas foster was my favorite thing to serve at parties. The guests loved it. These look like an amazing adaptation!

NikiTheo said...

I was just at Macy's yesterday and I had them round up my total (I spent $56 and some change, so they rounded it up to $60) for a donation. Waste drives me crazy! I hate when people leave food on their plate or throw it away, especially knowing that half of what was on their plate is probably the same amount of food that an entire family in a poor country is eating all day. I run a food team that serves homeless people at a shelter in the suburbs of Chicago (The organization is call PADS). I love feeding my friends and family all the time and it feels good when I make them happy, but it feels even better to know that the warm freshly home-cooked meal I made for a bunch of guys who aren't getting the nutrition they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. I'm all for anything that has anything to do with providing hungry people good food!!!
And your tartelette looks so amazing, I kinda drooled just now :)

Garrett said...

Thanks for sponsoring such a great giveaway, Helen!

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Fantastic use of extra bananas... And, as lovely as everything you create!

Was at Macy's yesterday to replace the Martha Stewart cake stand I broke. :( Love everything they offer and appreciate your Give away!

Best to you - and continued success. Thanks for keeping it fun too!

Thao Phan said...

You are definatly going to get me to make this salted caramel thing that I've been seeing poping up all over the place. One of my gf brought me some salt and I'm definatly going to try it soon!

T from Pascere said...

These look amazing. I was just talking about making caramelized bananas last night and now this recipe!

HeatherClark said...

I just found your blog and love all the gorgeous food pictures, especially now that Gourmet has folded this is the perfect place to get my fix!

Anonymous said...

Love anything with salted caramel!

Audra said...

I love your blog. It inspires me.

Yossi said...

You're blog has been an inspiration to me. Thanks! :)

glasswing said...

Lovely as usual, Helen!

Nico said...

I also did banana foster this weekend, delicious!!
I'm in for the gift card.
thanks

Jenny Tan said...

Absolutely Yummy! :) Will have to try it some day. THanks for sharing Helen!

Whisk-At-Hand said...

Yum! These look beautiful and delicious. And the reflection in the spoons is really cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather Sabra said...

A great combination(banana-almond-caramel)and a great cause.

Craig said...

Wow! Another amazing looking tart that is based on my favorite dessert of all time. I will definitely be trying to impress the wife with this one.

Vivian said...

I _especially_ love your recipes lately because I love salted butter too! Thanks for the lovely posts

Dandy said...

My fiance doesn't waste food ever. He is of the restaurant mentality also. So veg scraps make a stock and if we have shrimp the shells get roasted and added to it. Its a nice balance because I only see a recipe and he sees what we can do with everything else.

That recipe looks to die for.

fresh365 said...

What a wonderful idea to donate. And of course I can't resist Bananas Foster!

Dolce said...

These tartlettes are so posh looking and such a cute upscale from the regular banana foster!

lil miss dissertation said...

i love your photos! every morning, i wake up and check to see if there's a calming new photo that i can leave on my web browser as background all day! :) (not without salt is also great for that! thanks for the tip!)

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