Broken Banana Split

(Serves Two)

INGREDIENTS—-

2 ea. Banana, refrigerated for up to 6 hours

12 oz. 90% cacao chocolate

1 C crushed peanuts

1 tsp. red curry powder

1 tsp. yellow curry powder

3 oz. Bombay dry gin

3 oz. apple juice

6 oz. wildflower honey

S+P, ground coffee, cinnamon to taste

 

METHOD—-

— Bring 3 oz. gin and 3 oz. apple juice to a low boil and flambe’ the alcohol. Remove half of the mixture from heat and reserve. Add the chocolate in small pieces, whisking constantly until fully combined. Add 1/2 tsp. of each curry powder and remove from heat, stirring gently. Press the liquid through a fine mesh chinois into a cold bowl and refrigerate until set.

— Add the other 1/2 tsp. of red and yellow curry powder to the chopped peanuts and toss in a small bowl until evenly coated.

— Stir reserved gin / apple juice mixture into the 6 oz. of wildflower honey.

— using the back of a tablespoon, spread the chocolate mixture onto the sides of your serving bowls. Julienne the banana and lay across the interior of the bowls. Pour the gin-infused honey into the depression at the bottom of the bowl and sprinkle the assembled components with the curried peanuts, coarse salt, black pepper, and a sprinkle of ground coffee and curry. Garnish with fresh basil.

— Optional: Shmear the blank sides of your bowls with your favorite peanut butter, and plop a scoop of ice cream or gelato down on top of the honey in the bottom of the bowl (vanilla or caramel recommended).