I have plenty of leftover phyllo from our gathering on Sunday, and Carol suggested I make a dessert with phyllo and bananas. She forwarded me a recipe from Molly, the Dining Diva, and I gave it a try tonight (despite a serious case of 7-month pregnancy cankles).
Here is Molly's original recipe, but I think you can get away with any number of substitutions (see mine below):
Banana Phyllo Rolls (Molly's recipe)
15 Sheets Chocolate Phyllo (You can use the regular flavor)
1/2 cup butter
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup grated white chocolate
3/4 cup toasted and ground macadamia nuts (chopped)
Prepare medium rolls using 5 layers of phyllo. Cut layered phyllo in half lengthwise. Cut ends from bananas and split them lengthwise. Place 1 banana half on each strip of layered phyllo. sprinkle 1 tablespoon each of chocolate and nuts over banana. Roll phyllo dough around banana.Brush with butter and place seam side down on cookie sheet. Bake banana in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with caramel cream sauce.
Caramel cream sauce:
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup melted semisweet chocolate
In top of a double boiler, over hot water, mix sugar and egg yolks. Heat until hot to touch,stirring frequently. remove from heat. Using electric mixer, whip at high speed until stiff and thick.In a small bowl. lightly whip heavy cream and fold into sugar mixture. Drizzle over phyllo rolls. Serve.
I just stuck with the general method of wrapping the bananas in phyllo. I placed half a banana on the phyllo, added some brown sugar cooked in butter, and sprinkled with some cinnamon and chopped pecans. After baking, I drizzled with some of my chocolate raspberry jam (heated), and added a scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla, just for good measure. I still have some phyllo left, so I plan to try more substitutions.