Ryan just walked into the kitchen, where seared bananas were on the dessert menu, and asked if I could make him an amuse bouche with a granola bar. Yup. We need to stop watching cooking shows.
For those of you unfamiliar with an amuse bouche, it is a small bite to start a meal. It must be one bite. I figured it was okay to make a dessert amuse bouche to end the meal instead of starting it.
Armed with his half of a granola bite, bananas, maple syrup, rum and Sassy Sauce Bittersweet Chocolate I won from Karen’s monthly contest, I accepted the challenge. The result…why it was amusing!
I heated my pan and add 1 tbsp of Olivio (butter substitute). When it melted, I threw in the banana slices and cooked until the bottom was brown. Then I flipped them. I then gave the bananas a good dosing of rum and let that cook until it dissolved. Next, the bananas got a fair dressing of maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of the chocolate. I waited for the chocolate to melt before flipping the bananas again. Then….I seared the granola bite in the pan….the things we do for love….