10 Cloverfield Bananas Foster Souffle

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Why a souffle to represent 10 Cloverfield Lane? Big build up, flat finish, that’s why! And Bananas Foster because it’s a typical Louisiana dessert. Even though I didn’t see or hear any evidence of the movie taking place there, I read that it was indeed filmed in Louisiana. For full review and how to recipe, go to https://youtu.be/NasAvLvIDfQ

It might seem a little strange that we start off making a dessert by making a white sauce, but then it was strange seeing John Goodman shaking his money maker!

Anyway, we start with a white sauce: melting the butter, adding the flour, whisking in the milk. 20160313_201320865_iOS

This is just before whisking in the milk, cooking just enough to cook the flour taste out of it! So after you’ve added the milk and it’s smooth, OFF HEAT add extract, and sugar, stirring til dissolved. Stir in yolk:20160313_202238359_iOS

Now, just fold into that, your beaten egg white and cream of tartar mixture and you’re ready to spoon the mixture into your prepared (buttered and sugared) ramekin.20160313_202154348_iOS

NOTE: This recipe is for 1 serving (1 ramekin), just multiply ingredients by number of servings.

Bananas Foster Souffle

Butter and granulated sugar for coating ramekins

1 Tablespoon butter

1 Tablespoon flour

Dash salt

1/4 cup milk

1 egg, separated

1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon rum or vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Dash ground cinnamon

1/2 small banana, thinly sliced

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat inside of each ramekin with butter and sprinkle with sugar, shaking out excess.

Add brown sugar in a layer to prepared ramekins. On top of brown sugar, add a layer of thinly sliced banana.

In small saucepan, melt butter on low-medium heat. Add flour and whisk, cook while watching for 1 minute, being careful not to let mixture brown. While whisking add milk and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Add extract and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside, let cool.

Meanwhile, beat egg white with cream of tartar until very stiff.

To cooled white sauce mixture, stir in beaten egg yolk until smooth. Fold in stiffly beaten egg white mixture until just blended. Spoon into prepared ramekins on top of banana slices and brown sugar.

Bake for 15-20 minutes without opening oven door, until puffed and brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately!

Serves 1.20160314_163645811_iOS20160313_204240399_iOS

So good! Custardy, rummy and warm! 10 Cloverfield Lane was good for suspense, but now gonna go rent Cloverfield (2008) for some action!

 

 

 

 

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