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Fruit and cocoa, the perfect combination for a soft and delicious dessert – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Fruit and cocoa, the perfect combination for a soft and delicious dessert

Sweetness, softness and crunchiness mix in the strawberry, cocoa and coconut cake, offering a contrast of flavors with an exotic and original taste. Prepare this soft sweet it will be a real pleasure for lovers of original and delicious desserts. Follow the steps in ours quick and easy recipe for a delicious and surprising result!

10 delicious banana desserts for Banana day – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Obviously banana sweets: what, if not, to celebrate Banana day? Besides, who doesn’t like bananas? A favorite fruit of children, the banana has always been one of the most loved fruits by everyone. In fact, for half a century now, the bananas they have gained a prestigious role on the table of the world population. Not surprisingly, the banana It appears to be the most consumed fruit in the worldthanks to its characteristic flavor and also to its nutritional properties. The banana is the fruit of the Musa sapientum, located in Malaysia. Today it is cultivated in most of the tropical and subtropical areas of the planet. Major producers include Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil.

The National Banana Day is celebrated on April 19th, the day dedicated to the magical exotic fruit. We want to celebrate it together with you with advice, curiosities and many tasty recipes.

Bananas: properties and benefits

Banana is a good source of vitamins, minerals (especially potassium), fibers and phytosterols and is characterized by a low glycemic index. From these properties derive advantages for the cardiovascular system, for digestion and for the nutrition of those who practice resistance sports. One bananajust think, contains between 20 and 30 percent of our needs potassium. The precious mineral that protects the heart and cardiovascular system, and helps bones and muscles not to deteriorate. This premise would be enough to be good banana eaters. However, a 100 gram banana contains around 100 calories. Banana is also rich in starch and, like all foods that contain it, it has the important characteristic of providing energy to our body, but also of slowing down digestion, so it is advisable not to consume it in the evening, to avoid the risk of gaining weight.

Uses in the kitchen

But aside from the benefits and properties of bananas, there are also its versatile features use in the kitchen. They can be blended, eaten in the morning for breakfast, as a snack (avoid them after lunch and dinner), or even combined with many desserts. Banana is even excellent alternative to milk and eggsto prepare desserts and savory pies: a delight for vegetarians and for vegans.

Bananas: when to eat them?

Pay attention to two important things when eating bananas. The first: they must be ripe, so they are more effective, from the point of view of the properties they have, and better digestible. To ripen them, when you have bought them rather green in the final part (where the banana opens) or still hard, it is very simple: just keep them out of the refrigerator, where they should go if they are already ripe. Second thing: Even if you like them a lot, don’t overdo it. Bananas are not exactly easy to digest, especially if you make the mistake of eating them after meals.

Our most delicious desserts with bananas


Bananas: 10 delicious desserts

Chocolate fondue recipe with brownies and fresh fruit – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Chocolate fondue recipe with brownies and fresh fruit

For a snack to share or for a doubly delicious dessert, prepare this Chocolate Fondue and these Browniesboth based on dark chocolate, but with different percentages of cocoa.

To make the fondue we used 55% dark chocolate melted on the stove with milk, cream, sugar and butter. To prepare the brownies we opted for 75% dark chocolate mixed with butter, eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla until obtaining a dough that we cooked in the oven. We then served the preparations with fresh fruit like strawberries and pineapple.

Try the recipe, perfect for recycling Easter egg chocolate, and also discover: Spicy chocolate fondue and dried fruit, Trio of fondues with roasted polenta cubes, Dark chocolate cookie, Brownie cake with mascarpone, blueberries and blackberries.

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