Today is my daughter Claire's 26th birthday and since Mondays are busy for everyone, our family celebrated this milestone yesterday. Claire is a 6th grade stem-science teacher, and one week before her spring break began she said to me, "Let's go somewhere together!" New Orleans is where we ended up... my first time there. After having some great meals, and a roasted banana Gâteau Saint Honoré one night for dessert, this is what my daughter requested for her birthday cake. This is my rendition of the Banana Gâteau Saint Honoré.
I've been debating whether or not to print out the recipe. I can't say it's a difficult dessert to make, but there were endless steps that I customized to make it exactly what I wanted the end result to be... pecan pâte brisée, choux pastry, roasted bananas, banana pastry cream, chiboust, caramel, whipped cream. Many components. Email me if interested??
Below are several of my favorite photos from our trip to New Orleans. Low 80's and humidity felt really good after experiencing the winter from hell in Minnesota this year.
The birthday girl...