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Caramelised Banana in Peanut Custard Tart

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Try this African inspired dessert, using bananas which are available all year round. A very yummy peanut custard tart made using Uwa Earth peanut butter, a whole foods line out of Nigeria.

Using an organic or unrefined peanut butter, maintains the rich flavour of the peanuts and transforming this into a peanut custard is even more decadent.

It may seem time consuming to prepare,  but it’s well worth it in the end. It’s also an impressive dessert for summer entertaining too.

 

STEP ONE

Prepare the Tart Base

You’ll need: –

250g flour

125g butter

A pinch of salt

Ice cold water

  • Place flour and salt in bowl
  • Mix together sparingly aerating the flour in the process
  • Pinch butter into flour until you have coarse loose crumbs
  • Add some water to bind the dough together. Ensure the dough is not runny
  • Roll out the dough and cut out in a circle
  • Place in an oiled tart tin
  • To prevent dough from rising, place baking sheet on dough and pour pastry beans
  • Bake for 10mins at 180° until it turns golden brown

STEP TWO

Prepare Peanut Butter Custard

You’ll need: –

1tbsp Peanut butter

4 Egg yolks

1/2 cup Caster Sugar

8oz milk

Honey

Condensed milk

  • Place peanut butter in a bowl
  • Whisk until it’s light, then add honey and condensed milk
  • Mix until you have a paste, then set aside
  • Place egg yolk in a bowl, pour in sugar, then whisk until it’s light and fluffy (or until the color changes to a lighter shade)
  • Pour milk in a pan and heat up to simmer
  • Pour in the egg yolk, mix and and stir until you have a paste. Do not boil
  • Stir in peanut butter mix and serve

FINAL STEP

You’ll need: –

Tart base

Peanut butter custard

Banana

Brown sugar

  • Pour 1 tbsp of peanut butter custard in tart base and spread over the base
  • Slice banana and place over the custard
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over bananas
  • Using a blow torch, caramelise sugar on bananas then serve. In the absence of a blow torch, place in a hot oven to caramelise for a few minutes

How to Stop Your Under Eye Concealer from Creasing

Concealer is an amazing product used to cover up blemishes, dark circles, and other uneven spots on your face, but it comes with its own troubles. When not properly applied, it tends to get stuck in little creases and fine lines, highlighting rather than camouflaging them. This easy trick should help fix that problem, allowing you to get the smooth and even under eye area you want without stress.

Step 1

Apply a cream concealer using a concealer brush or blending it to cover your entire under eye area for a smooth finish. Start with a minimal amount of concealer, then add more as needed. You don’t want to overdo it, lest you wind up with way too much (a common mistake) that can make you look older and worn out.

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Step 2

Using a small makeup sponge, like the beauty blender, immediately apply a loose translucent powder over your concealer. The mini sponge gets right in the corner of the eyes better than a brush can, and it sets your makeup to give that airbrushed look.

And just like that, you’ve got coverage that’ll never look creased again and will last all day.

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Featured Contributor EVELYN OBEWU FOR ZARON COSMETICS