Friday, February 24, 2012

Creamy Frozen Banana Treat

This is not the first time the overripe bananas in our dorm fruit bowl have incited my creativity in a desperate attempt to be resourceful. The last banana-saving episode resulted in banana flax muffins made with a haphazard mixture of Trader Joe's pancake mix and garnished with chia seeds for crunch.

This time when they gazed at me from our coffee table, brown and imploring, I recalled Jen's beautiful chocolate banana bombs from Use Real Butter. In an attempt to catch the flavors, if not the beautiful shape, I mashed the sweet and soft bananas with a fork in a round container. Luckily, I had a half-eaten bar of Valrhona 85% which I melted with a chunk of milk chocolate with short bursts in the microwave. I spread the melted chocolate over the top and added some raw pecan chunks as well as a smattering of organic pumpkin granola that had been neglected in the cupboard. Covering it up tightly, I stuck it in the freezer and forgot about it until some subsection of the Algorithm Analysis chapter where my mind wandered to the asymptotic "best case" of the problem of overripe bananas. The corresponding algorithm is written above - enjoy!

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