Sweet and yes savory. I have for some time wanted to do a little something unique to a traditional Southern favorite. The Banana Pudding. We do have a traditional one here at TPC and it flies out of here like crazy so I decided not to change that one. So, I was trying to think of a spice to add to my bananas and while perusing my stocked pantry, cumin caught my eye. The two together just paired so nicely. So, one day I was feeding AlyviaJo, our 6 month old, some bananas and I was eating bacon. I kept licking my fingers in between feeding ourselves..lol, and noticed the bacon and banana just rubbed together so well. So we stuffed bananas and pudding in the center just like our traditional banana pudding and topped it with a vanilla bean buttercream just like the other, but we added a hint of cumin. Yum was the result! Oh, this needed a side kick, so a stuffed wonton filled with bananas, cumin, brown sugar, bacon and yes pudd'n sealed and lightly fried to a golden crisp and finished with sugared cumin.
Folks always ask how we come up with our combinations and well, I can't always tell you the same story. This time AlyviaJo's meal was my inspiration:)