Updated: Jul 26
Back in those days when I was once obsessed with Nutella, I would make a Nutella Banana sandwich. I had that sandwich almost 3 times a week. Who would've thought that the combination of banana and Nutella works like magic?
I found out about this combination by accident actually. Many years ago, when YouTube has taken the world by storm, I was watching videos about food and travel. That was when I stumbled upon a video about street food in Italy (or France, I don't really remember). The food vendor was preparing crepes with a large amount of Nutella and slices of bananas. That was the light bulb moment.
Over the years, I still keep this recipe close at heart. Ever since I learn how to cook and bake, I tend to revisit my old recipes. I also recreate them into something better. Like this recipe, for example, I added a bit of chefy touch to amplify the taste of bananas. And of cos with my homemade Nutella. You can use these for any types of sandwich bread. You can even make an open-faced sandwich. But I prefer using my old baco dough. Anyway, I hope you will give this recipe a try.
Large Bananas, 2
Demerara Sugar, 2 TBSP
Fresh Orange Juice, 1 Orange
Coconut Rum, 1/4 Cup
Baco Dough, 2 Dough Balls
Homemade Nutella, For Spreading
Cast Iron Skillet
Please visit "How To Make Bäco Dough" for the recipe.
Please visit "How To Make Nutella" for the recipe.
Peel and slice the bananas in halves widthwise.
Slice in halves again lengthwise.
You should get a total of 8 banana wedges.
Melt sugar in a skillet over medium heat.
Once the sugar starts to melt, add in the banana wedges, sliced side down.
Once the sugar starts to bubble rapidly and caramelize, flip the bananas.
You can see that the bananas are caramelized beautifully.
Add in the orange juice and deglaze.
Add in the rum.
*Careful as it may flambé.*
Cook until the liquid has reduced by half.
Remove from heat and set aside.
*If your skillet is not big enuff, you have to do this in batches.*
Roll out the baco dough into an oblong shape on a working surface with a rolling pin.
Place the dough on a griddle and grill until lightly charred on both sides.
Repeat the process for the remaining dough ball.
Spread homemade Nutella generously on the baco flatbread.
Spoon the banana wedges over the top.
Drizzle some of the liquid over the bananas.
Sandwich and serve immediately.
Here's the recipe video: