Mini Banana Cream Cheesecakes
with Bavarian cream
I am really enjoying the elegant and sophisticated idea of Mini cheesecakes. And so far, I have made it a reality twice. With Mini Red Velvets and now with Banana Creams. Being able to individualize each dessert is so much fun and you don't have to worry about slicing the cheesecake with the knife in water thing to make the slices look pretty.
So if you want to give mini cheesecakes a try but you don't want to buy 12 mini cheesecake spring-form cake pans at $6.95 a pop. Do what I do, and use ramekins. I understand you may think this is too much work, but it's really not and you can pre-prep all this before you start making a mess in the kitchen with the cream cheese. I think it's worth it because you can buy a 4 pack of ramekins for around $4.00-$6. Say you needed to serve 12 people...it would cost you $18.00 BUT, if you bought fancy spring forms it would cost you $83.40. So you are saving $65 bucks! Plus I have accumulated my ramekins over time, so I didn't have to go out and buy all them at once.
Did I convince you to read ahead on how to do this? :)
Good, Ok so....
-Trace the size of your ramekin on parchment paper with a penscil, then stack 12 square pieces of parchment and cut away with your shape. Make sure to cut just inside the pencil line.
Decorate with toasted coconut shavings, chocolate, and bruleed banana slices.
Oh and if you are looking for some cheesecake tips, I posted some with the Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe.