I love bringing a little bit of Disney magic home by trying out some of their official recipes in my own kitchen. There is nothing like that feeling of satisfaction you get when something you taste triggers that tingling of Disney in your soul. Last week, Disney Parks Blog released a new recipe for us to try, straight from California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It’s the Plant-Based Peanut and Banana Torte, and I can’t wait to try it!
PLANT-BASED PEANUT AND BANANA TORTE
California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2/3 cup gluten-free flour
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
PEANUT BUTTER FILLING
- 3 cups creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE
- 16 ounces plant-based white chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3/4 teaspoons pectin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons miso paste
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup softened coconut oil
- 1/3 cup agave syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3 bananas
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Flaked sea salt, to taste
- 24 fresh blackberries
FOR SHORTBREAD CRUST:
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Melt coconut oil in microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 30-45 seconds.
- Combine melted coconut oil, almond flour, gluten-free flour, maple syrup and vanilla extract in large bowl. Stir to combine.
- Firmly press into 8×8-inch baking dish. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
FOR PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
- Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in large microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.
- Add maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until combined. Pour on top of cooled shortbread crust.
- Freeze for 4 hours to set.
FOR WHITE CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
- Melt chopped white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
- Combine coconut milk and coconut oil in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until hot. Pour into melted white chocolate and stir until smooth.
- Pour on top of shortbread and peanut butter filling, making sure to evenly cover the top.
- Freeze until ready to serve.
FOR BLACKBERRY-BANANA SAUCE:
- Place blackberries in food processor or blender and purée until smooth. If desired, strain blackberries with a mesh strainer to remove seeds. Place in a small saucepan.
- Purée bananas and add to blackberries. Stir in 1/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
- Once purée is boiling, combine pectin and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle over top of blackberry-banana sauce and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in salt.
- Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
FOR MISO CARAMEL:
- Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Cook, undisturbed for 10-12 minutes until dark amber in color.
- Remove from heat and slowly stir in coconut milk. Stir until smooth.
- Add miso and set aside until ready to serve.
FOR PEANUT CRUMBLE:
- Preheat oven to 275°F.
- Mix chopped peanuts, almond flour, coconut oil, agave syrup, and baking soda in a medium bowl until crumbs form.
- Spread on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes, until golden brown.
- Set aside until ready to serve.
FOR CARAMELIZED BANANA:
- Slice each banana into 1/2-inch thick circles for a total of 24 slices. Place sugar in a small bowl.
- Dip top of each banana slice in sugar. Use a cooking torch to melt sugar on each slice until melted and browned. Banana slices can also be broiled on top rack of oven for 1-2 minutes.
- Cool completely before serving, but do not refrigerate.
- Remove torte from freezer. Cut into 12 rectangles, each one approximately 4 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide.
- Smear 1-2 tablespoons blackberry banana sauce in the center of each plate. Top with peanut banana torte.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon caramel around the plate and sprinkle desired amount of crumble around plate.
- Place 2 caramelized bananas and fresh blackberries on each plate. Sprinkle flaked sea salt on top of torte.
Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents.
Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.
This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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