Banana fruit boats- Last minute fancy dessert

Did you know the fruit and basil go super well? So it is not just to make the presentation look fancier 🙂

Those of you who follow me on social media may have noticed I have taken a liking to playing with my fruit as above before eating it. As a pastry chef, I have always been a stickler for presentation. If you are really stuck for a last minute dessert and you want a variation from a regular fruit bowl, how about placing these on your best plates served with a dollop of creme fraiche or whipped double cream?

You can spread these banana fruit boats with some peanut or other nut butter too prior to placing the fruit on top, to get more of a balanced bite with a little fat and protein for good measure (and to also, if I am honest to prevent the fruit from rolling off).

I am not so familiar with these yellow cherries, but they were rich juicy and sweet and a perfect colour combination for this picture. I know some of you have young kiddies, so presenting fruit in this way is a good way to get them eating it. Having some mint growing in the garden is also a good idea, but if you do, be sure that it is in its own container as this stuff grows like wild fire. But I find picking the mint leaves and doing a little quasi-gardening very relaxing.

Thank you for reading and have a great day.

Big love

Lorraine xxx