Today is a very special day. My dearest husband is turning 37.
We have been really busy since October last year. But today we pause to celebrate you. Your birth. Your journey. Your life.
You are probably one of the best people I know. If not the best one. While you’re not the most punctual, organised or ambitious, you are overall one of the greatest humans on this planet. And I don’t think I’ve said that to you enough times.
There aren’t many people in this world that can get along with anyone. You are one of the rare exceptions. Your soul is so pure and bright that you can find beauty in almost everything. You are quick to forgive and great at solving problems.
Also, you are quite honestly one of the best dads I’ve ever seen. And definitely, the best husband I could have dreamed of. You are caring, affectionate, empathetic. You always put the other's first.
You always see the positive in both life situations and in people. You always give people ‘the benefit of the doubt.’ And your ‘glass’ is always half full.
You are definitely a person anyone would feel proud of.
Words can never describe how lucky I am to have you in my life and especially to be by my side. You are my source of my happiness and we have made so many incredible memories together.
Happy happy birthday to you. For many more to come.
WHAT YOU NEED
4/5 Ripened Bananas
5 Free Range Eggs
1 Shortcrust Pastry Sheet
1 Plain Yogurt
150gr Nutella or any other Chocolate Spread
80gr Golden Sugar
1/2 Cup Spirit (Rum, Gin, any of your choice)
150gr Flaked Almonds
Glaze Cherries to decorate
WHAT YOU DO
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Melt the butter in a big pan and add the bananas cut in big chunks. Add the sugar and cook for around 10 minutes until the bananas until golden brown. Add the spirit and reduce until all alcohol evaporates.
Mix the eggs, yogurt and Nutella. Add the cooked banana.
Unroll the pastry and put it in an oven proof dish. Carefully trim off the excess pastry using a small sharp knife. Line pastry with baking paper and add baking beans to weigh it down. Bake for 15 mins. Then carefully remove the paper and beans and cook the pastry for 5 mins more.
Remove the pastry from the over and pour the Nutella and banana mixture. Sprinkle the flaked almonds and decorate with glaze cherries.
Bake for 40 minutes until fully set.
Allow the cake to cool slightly, then serve warm.
Topping with vanilla ice cream is optional but recommendable :)