Soft, fudgy blondies flavoured with banana, dark chocolate chips and a swirl of sticky salted caramel.
This weekend, I found myself in the common scenario, of ending the week with a bunch of overlooked and over ripe bananas, which were just begging to be baked into a cake!
Last time I had leftover bananas, I decided to be a bit adventurous and make banana milkshake cupcakes rather than a banana bread, so this time I thought I would try and do something equally as exciting.
I decided that banana and salted caramel would make a really good combination, so I ended up making banana blondies, with a lovely gooey swirl of salted caramel. And voilla, my old bananas were transformed into a deliciously sweet dessert!
These are a great weekend recipe,and I’m sure if you brought them along to a party – like fiesta friday – they would be much appreciated!
Variations: I think a some pecans or hazelnuts would taste great in this recipe, or even a swirl of peanut butter!
Ingredients: Makes 12 generously sized slices
The Salted Caramel Sauce:
- 200g granulated sugar
- 1tbsp water
- 100ml double cream
- 75g butter
- 1/2 a tsp of salt
- 125g butter
- 200g white chocolate
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 200g plain flour
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 100g dark chocolate
The Caramel Sauce:
Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until it has turned a deep golden brown colour (about 130C on a sugar thermometer)
Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, cream and salt, set aside. (onced it has cooled a little, taste to check the salt taste is strong enough for you!)
Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a rectangular baking tray.
Melt together the white chocolate and butter in a small pan over a low heat.
Combine the sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl until fully incorporated, then fold in the chocolate mixture.
Mix in the mashed banana, flour, and finally the dark chocolate chips.
Pour into the prepared tin, and then pour in the salted caramel sauce, ripple this into the cake batter with a wooden spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
Leave to cool completely, then it into 12-14 slices to serve!