As I wrote in the previous post, these little cakes are my family’s favourites for the Silvester buffet. You only need 4 ingredients to make them, yet you’re sure to have lots of fun alongside.
I have checked the availability of baby biscuits on the Internet, and it seems they can be bought quite easily around the world. Their shape and formula may change from country to country, but I assume they’re all made from top quality ingredients, as they are meant for babies. Whether for babies or not, we use them in quite a few desserts in Slovakia, especially no-bake ones.
As for the chocolate icing, we prefer margarine to butter. There’s a specific margarine brand on the Slovak market designed for making chocolate icing. It helps the chocolate set better.
Banana No-Bake Minicakes
Makes about 50
- 2 bananas (overripe or leftover are fine)
- 200 g small round baby biscuits (piškóty in Slovakia)
- 100 g dark or cooking chocolate, broken to pieces
- 50 g butter or margarine
- 50 cocktail sticks or toothpicks
- Put the chocolate and the margarine/butter in a small pot that fits over another pot with boiling water. Adjust the heat to keep the flow of the steam at medium-low. Stir until the mixture is smooth and shiny, then put aside.
- Slice one banana and put each slice in between two baby biscuits. Fix in place with a cocktail stick passed through the middle. Dip in the melted chocolate and put on a piece of parchment to let the chocolate set. The biscuits may feel hard at first, but they will soften when left to stand for a couple of hours.
- Repeat the same procedure with the other banana. If you find the chocolate icing too thick to work with, reheat it gently in the steam bath to make it loose again.
- Let the minicakes stand at room temperature for an hour or two, preferably overnight. This will not only allow the chocolate to set, but also penetrate through to the banana and soften the biscuits.
The end result is a simple, yet wonderful combination of flavours soaked in each little bite melting in your mouth.