Cognac gets its name in the same way champagne does. Champagne is simply sparkling wine made in a particular part of France, so it gets this special name. Cognac has a few of its own specifications but it’s essentially brandy that’s made in France and named after the Cognac commune. The best cognac meets those specifications, …
Ever wonder what to do with extra ripe bananas? If you are anything like our family you end up with too many ripe ones, freeze them, forget about them, and they end up going in the trash! Luckily there are so many nice ways to use them, and this delicious and decadent pudding and cake hybrid is one of them.
The measurements call for two cups of banana puree-- that should be about six bananas, depending on their size because they sure do vary! Make sure they are so ripe the skins are nearly black. You can achieve this quickly by placing nearly-there bananas in a paper bag with another ripening fruit such as an apple or a tomato. They share the same ripening agents and will help each other along.