Caramelized Banana, Vanilla Gelato, Apple Bourbon Beads, Nutella Powder Dessert

From Cameo Heights Mansion in Touchet, Washington

This may not be a recipe for the faint of heart, occasional-make-a-casserole type chef, but as you asked for it Cameo Heights Mansion Innkeeper Alan persuaded their Chef to give it out!

Remove skin and cut in half, long way. Sprinkle with sugar and caramelize with a culinary torch.

Apple Bourbon Pearls
4 cups of canola oil (left in freezer until very cold but not solid (about 40 minutes)
100 grams Apple juice
50 grams of bourbon
50 grams Torani vanilla syrup
3 grams Agar Agar (the gel so nice they named it twice, sort of like Walla Walla)
In a small sauce pan, bring all ingredients to a simmer for 2 minutes to hydrate agar agar. Turn off heat. Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Fill a syringe with hot liquid and drip one drop at a time into the cold canola oil. Repeat process until all hot liquid is dripped into oil. Strain the resulting beads (pearls). Reserve the oil for another use.
Rinse bourbon-apple beads in cold running water.

Nutella Powder
80 grams Nutella
80 grams tapioca maltodextrin
Blend in processor until a fine powder is achieved.

Garnish caramelized banana w/apple bourbon beads. Add a scoop of high quality vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle w/Nutella powder and serve.

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