This multi-layered trifle is anything but what its moniker implies it to be: it's not trivial, minor, or inconsequential. Trifles are easy enough to assemble and a great way to use up any stale cake that's in your pantry (not that cake ever gets a chance to dry up 'round these parts). Just toss it in, top with custard, fruit or jam, layer, and scoop out. Somehow all these bits and plops of stuff that on their own can provide a small treat meld together into a sublime dessert.
'bananas foster' on Serious Eats
Rum-spiked brown sugar walnut cake is layered with vanilla custard, meringue, and sticky bananas foster to make this decadent treat.
While Bananas Foster is typically served with ice cream, milkshake maven Adam Ried decided to blend the caramelized bananas into ice cream for this Bananas Foster Shake. To make this shake you begin by slowly sautéing bananas with butter and brown sugar until gooey and soft and then finish with a dramatic rum flambé. (Watch out, that stuff really does flame up!)
If you've somehow found yourself in possession of an aebleskiver pan but need a recipe, here are ours for a basic aebleskiver batter and a bananas foster filling. Read more about these little pancakelike breakfast treats here....