Platanos en Tentacion recipe
courtesy of the
Cocina Cubana Club - by Nitza
Villapol & Sonia
Platanos en Tentacion literally means "Temptation Style Plantains."
Sonia's Note: Choose plantains that are VERY ripe. By this I mean so ripe that
most people would be tempted to throw them away! The blacker the skin (sometimes
even with a whitish cast to it) the sweeter the plantain.
3 very ripe plantains
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp dry white wine
2 short cinnamon sticks
1/8 tsp powdered cinnamon
3 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 375oF. Butter (or spray) a glass Pyrex dish. Peel the plantains
and place in the dish. Sprinkle half the sugar over them. Add the dry wine and
stick little pieces of the cinnamon sticks into the plantains.
Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and the powdered cinnamon. Cut the butter in
little pieces and dot over the plantains. Bake for approximately one hour.
Sonia's Note: By the way, this is a side dish, not dessert. It is very good
served along with a roast and fluffy white rice.
[Site Owner's Note: rum can be substituted for white wine]
Yields 6 servings.
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