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Molecular Gastronomy – Banana Jelly Jello – Agar Agar

Molecular Banana Nutella

My last Molecular Gastronomy post I made nutella powder using tapioca maltodextrin as part one of this dessert. I wanted to create a sort of deconstructed banana nutella crepe.

So to start you just need the nutella powder, a medium banana, teaspoon sugar (or more if you want it more sweet), 1/3 cup milk (or more if you like it creamy) and 1g agar agar.

Molecular Banana Nutella

Puree the banana.

Molecular Banana Nutella

Put it on the stove. Add the agar agar, milk, sugar and bring to a simmer.

Molecular Banana Nutella

Make sure to keep whisking since the agar can tend to clump.

Molecular Banana Nutella

Pour it into a mold or bowl or plate or whatever. I wanted to make cylinders so I poured it into a paper cup that I cut after to remove the block. Then I used a small cookie cutter to cut out a cylinder.

Molecular Banana Nutella

Best way to present these are in a spoon, so you just end up putting everything

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

Molecular Banana Nutella

I had my hubby taste it without knowing what it is. He was a little worried at first, but after it was in his mouth he let out an “mmmmm..” which is always a good thing. He said it tastes like a banana split! Have people try it without telling them what it is and watch their reactions. Its so much fun!

P.S. My NIKON CAMERA GIVEAWAY is still going on here.

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  1. Tweets that mention Molecular Gastronomy Banana Jelly & Nutella Powder | MiraUncut - cooking, restaurant reviews, molecular gastronomy, and sweet stuff in Michigan -- Topsy.com says —

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Wendi Lynn. Wendi Lynn said: RT @MiraUncut: Deconstructed Banana Nutella Crepe http://fb.me/CD890LsB [...]

  2. maurice says —

    I've made chocolate soil before. this looks like something fun to try.

  3. Ella says —

    I'm really digging the presentation and the pix. excellent work!

  4. sophi says —

    did it take long to make?

  5. Erin says —

    wow, would love to learn how to make that.

  6. Ana says —

    I'm so glad I found you on twitter! This post is great…I want some.

  7. leaf,theindolentcook says —

    We use agar-agar all the time in Asia for making jellies. It's funny how it's become a cool molecular gastronomy ingredient in the West!

  8. mirauncut says —

    Yeh, I know Asia has had a leg up on it from very very long time ago. Whats even funnier is people that get freaked out by eating it, saying its "chemicals", when its just seaweed extract.hehe. I think its way better than gelatin as well.

  9. jeroxie says —

    I actually bought the tapioca maltodextrin and made some lamb fat powder… I still to experiment with it a little more.

    LOve this idea! Good stuff babe

  10. mirauncut says —

    try olive oil powder, tahini powder, nutella powder, peanut butter powder…hehe..i'm on a roll!

  11. mirauncut says —

    yeh, Asia has been doing this forever. its funny how people think "agar" is this weird chemical, when its a seaweed extract.

  12. mirauncut says —

    thx! I can send you some? lol

  13. mirauncut says —

    you should try it. lemme know if you have questions.

  14. mirauncut says —

    not really sophi. the powder, like 5 min, and the banana jelly like 1/2 hour to get right. the photography like 3 hours…haha

  15. mirauncut says —

    thx :)

  16. Dimah says —

    This looks scrumptious! beautiful presentation!

  17. huntfortheverybest says —

    that is very cool. i love the pics. i'm going to eat at wd-50 this month so your post caught my eye!

  18. MiraUncut says —

    I\’m so jealous! I love Wylie. Let me know how it goes!

  19. Joanne says —

    You put nutella on anything and I'm seriously happy,

  20. Ellie says —

    This looks sensational!! I haven't try my hands on molecular gastronomy but hopefully soon…….. looks so interesting!

  21. MiraUncut says —

    its alot of fun!

  22. pigpigscorner says —

    Oh my, beautiful! MG is so much fun!

  23. Easy Crepe Recipe says —

    Oh my god… that looks like so ALIEN-LIKE! Can this be eaten at all? Well.. who cares! I would love to have a few bites of it anyway!

  24. MiraUncut says —

    haha…yes, it can be eaten! lol.

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