Banana Jubilee Crepe

Its been raining non-stop for five days, do you miss the sunny days?

Geez, me too. I hate the flood all over the metro.

Lets feel the summer one more time with this treat from The Maya Kitchen.

This fruity dessert will add a summery touch to any dining table,

a tempting dessert to satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

This Chef Hasset's Banana Jubilee Crepe is a delicious dessert and would be lovely with a cup of coffee when friends drop by.


For the Crepe

1 cup MAYA All Purpose Flour
Pinch of salt
1/8 cup sugar
2 cups fresh milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 pieces eggs, beaten

For the Banana Jubilee Crepe:

1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup cream
1 piece fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
10 pieces bananas (lakatan)
Pinch of salt

Garnish:

Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate sauce
Mint leaves

Procedure:

•    Crepe: In a bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Make a well, add milk, butter and beaten eggs. Whisk/stir well until well combined and no marks of lumps. Set aside.
•    Cook crepe.
•    Banana Jubilee: Caramelize sugar in a non-stick and heavy bottom sauce pan until brown in color. Add butter and cream. Add orange juice and zest. Add sliced bananas. Add pinch of salt. Cool and set aside.
•    Assemble:  Fold crepe in two. Spread the banana jubilee on top.
•    Top crepe w/ scoop of ice cream, drizzle with chocolate and garnish with mint leaves.



International Release: Lightly & Confident Summer Solution from Opus



I have plenty of reasons why summer is not over yet on this blog like giving solution to the perennial problem that majority of men always overlook during summer - finding something to wear.

Just because it is summer does not mean you have to walk around in your speedo swimming trunks everywhere... and please stop wearing hip-hop shorts while on a two weeks holiday. Men of any age should wear shorts to1 inch above or below from the knee. People with unattractive parts of their bodies should refrain from wearing their basketball jersey with flesh spilling everywhere (unless you have Derek Ramsey's body) nor hugely patterned shirts with hibiscus flowers or palm trees all over them! Sandals and flip flops are not classy but are ok - but please don't wear socks and make sure you've cut your toenails. From my own sense of taste,  men of all ages should wear leather deck shoes throughout the summer.

For hot, tropical climates like ours, clothing should be loose and allow air circulation. A short-sleeved/ half sleeved shirt  to the elbow,  polo shirts, or long sleeved polo shirts like this Opus (bought from a charity store) in a cool fabric matched with tailored shorts is a nice combination.

I am not a follower of designer garments carrying its makers logo. Besides, I spend no more than Php 200 to throw away on summer garments, thank you very much. Good smooth fabric and manufacture is very important than the brand.

A fully dressed man, regardless of the weather, looks so much nicer don't you think? Well, charity shops will supply all of the above.