No, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today..I’m afraid that ate them all

Yesterday the sun shone and the oven worked overtime. It was a day of baking. I say “a day”, but in fact it was all over quite quickly. Both the recipes were delicious and adaptable, but I’ve only included one as I’ve started to enjoy a good bottle of red by the fire so the other recipe can wait for another time. The banana puff pastry tarts are as easy as it gets to make and to eat, and come from the pen of Nigel Slater in his excellent book “Real Cooking”. The picture is for Cooking in Sens with reference to cutlery – she’ll understand.


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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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13 Responses to No, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today..I’m afraid that ate them all

  1. I don’t like bananas but that tart is beautiful! I don’t think I could say no. And the fork 🙂

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    Well, I love bananas and this tart being relatively small, would be perfect for my swinging single (Ha!) lifestyle. Served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and I’d be in heaven. This is one recipe that I’m going to have to try. Thanks, Roger.

  3. Beth says:

    What a gorgeous photograph. We always have bananas in my house, and seeing as how I’ve become newly brave with pastry crust, I’ll have to try this! But what is caster sugar?

  4. How refreshing to see a banana in a tart. All I’ve been seeing is banana bread and muffins.

  5. ceciliag says:

    My father used to sing that song all the time.. quite took me back that did!! i also have never seen a banana in a tart, yes I know.. i should get out more!! Looks pretty good! .. c

  6. Tandy says:

    a bottle of red trumps everything! love the title of this post 🙂

  7. what a lovely little pudding, I think I might try and make these with my children. I might do custard instead of ice cream, any excuse to eat some of the yellow stuff.

  8. Fantastic, I’m a bit like Sens in that I don’t like bananas. But I’m a little less picky, in that I don’t like eating them raw, but love them cooked. I think it’s a texture thing. This looks delicious.

  9. Looks great. Will have to try when bananas return to reasonable pre cyclone prices in Australia.

  10. Karen says:

    The crust looks incrediblely crispy. I guess that is thanks to the photographer/chef knowing what he is doing. I love banana cream pie but simple looks delicious.

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