#FlanFridays: Crazy 'Bout Bananas

Friday’s are happy days for me. It’s the end of the week. That means Sabbath and no work tomorrow. That is single-handedly a reason to be excited. But, since I launched #FlanFridays on Twitter (@brenherrera & @flanboyanteats), I wake up excited knowing I get to make a flan especially that my Twitterlings are anticipating!

Around my parent’s house and to some friends, it’s the highlight of the day. “Mi’ja, what are you making today for #FlanFridays?” That’s   mami asking. Sis on the other hand makes a religious call to her friend that has made it clear I save him a slice. They’re all curious to know what new flavor I’ll whip up.

Honestly, I didn’t think I was going to muster sufficient energy to make one today. I’m (we all are) uber busy planning and prepping for my brother’s wedding in Hawaii next Sunday! You know what that means for me: endless shopping for the right shoes & accessories, designing jewelry with  my mom for us to wear, making hair appointments; all that on top of trying to get my real work in!

But, I got an early phone call from a local client wanting to order 5 flans. Fab. That reminded me I’m hosting a Flan “Eat & Tweet” (my monthly foodie event in Atlanta) for my friends in D.C. How could I NOT make flan today!?

There was NO way out of this one.

I still had no clue what I was going to play with this week, causing much frenzy and sidebar conversations about the direction I should take. After I ran a gamut of fashionable errands, I came back to work and ended up with a table full of flan.

Among them, and only for the family to enjoy after dinner, was a banana one. This one was my sister’s idea. Mami has a bunch of perfectly ripened bananas I know would have gone to waste. Though we’re all serious banana eaters in this house, sometimes the insane amount of options make room for other food to go dismissed. Sis knows this all too well and urged me to make a flan using the pretty yellow fruit.

If you’ve had flan, you know it’s creamy and smooth, if made right. The addition of puréed bananas and then topped off with sweet slices, took an every day flan to new dimensions. I’ve not made this one before so I didn’t know what to expect.

Could there have been a similarity to banana bread pudding, which is made in like manner? I just wasn’t sure. What I did know is that if I respected the softened banana and trusted my altered method, we’d all be in supreme delight.

Dinner was superb (like our childhood Friday nights in preparation for Sabbath). That could only mean dessert had to be good enough to complete a great meal.

This is what we all enjoyed! And, this is my sis, modestly pondering her genius in inspiring the utterly delicious banana flan! Even the unannounced guests that showed up right on time!

How convenient!

Happy #FLANFRIDAYS!

FLAN LOVERS, DO YOU THINK YOU’D ENJOY A BANANA FLAN?

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0 thoughts on “#FlanFridays: Crazy 'Bout Bananas

  1. yummy yummy in my tummy!!!

    so good, I had three slices!!! and it’s downstairs waiting for some much needed attention from me (since I secretly hid a piece.. LOL!!!)

    Way to go Sis!!

    (btw, did i just feed a child?)

  2. Flan is one of those things that I *love* but cannot manage to eat more than a few spoonfuls. I have this weird thing with eggs. The texture is a delight, particularly with additions like the caramel. And all your flan versions sound amazing. If my wife and I are ever in town long enough at the same time to hold a house-warming, we may have to order one.

  3. Nuts!!!! I can only wish there were a teeny sliver left. I love bananas. And the thought of them in your silky smooth flan now makes me want to cry. Caramel and bananas are perfect together.

  4. Oh my goodness. This Flan looks awesome and I love, love, love bananas and carmel. How can I get a piece 🙂

  5. Rosa: it surely was divine in all aspects!

    Lil B: sissy, so glad you liked it. you know how picky you are! ha.

    Jason: I feel you on that. I have friend/client that will eat two entire ones in a day. no lie. made him some over the weekend in DC and my mom called today to tell me he ripped them to pieces in a matter of hours. That’s a shame. And, you know I’m good for making you and wifey one whenever!! 🙂

    AJ: Girl, but I know you enjoyed the coconut one, right!! 🙂 bananas and caramel can never fail!

    Dawn: OH YES it was, if I say so myself!

    DuoDishes: hahaha. yeah we do. and she ate like 4 slices that night.

    Dullah: You would…

    Chris M.: Sure. I’ll email you!

  6. Hola Bren, eres muy simpatica, me gusta la manera de escribir que tienes, mejor dicho, la manera de decir las cosas. Me gustaria saber que cantidad de banana tengo que anadir a una receta de flan que tengo o tiene que ser otra receta diferente.
    Gracias de antemano

  7. Sheila, gracias por la visita al blog. El flan quedo riquisimo, te digo! Use solamente una banana. Quiere decir, una banana que le heche a la mexcla y cuantos pedasistios quieras para decorarlo….

    Lola: I’ll email it to you briefly! Thanks for visiting and hope you come back!

  8. Nenita!!!! OMG… I finally made your banana flan, what can I said it was DELOCIOSO……Mil gracias for sharing the recipe with me! 😉

  9. Lola: Yay!!! So glad you like it! It was divine, right! I’m now playing with another method with this same flavor. Come and back and check it out!

    Dusty: Ha! Thanks for checking it out. I’ll email you…

  10. I was googling banana flan and came on a picture of your creation. I have not seen any that looked as great as yours. Please send me recipe as well. Thanks…

  11. Please send me the recipe for this banana flan, it looks and sounds AMAZING 🙂
    Many thanks in advance

  12. Please send me a copy of the recipe for this banana flan – it looks and sounds AMAZING 😀
    Many thanks in advance

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