candied bananas...

made in Thailand...

These candied bananas or "kluay kuan" in Thai, wrap with banana leaf, are the souvenir for my friends in the States. Candiesd bananas are made from fresh banana mix with coconut milk, sugar, palm sugar and salt, stir over medium heat for a long time until the mixture changes the color and becomes very sticky.


- 10 bananas, peel and puree
-1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup palm sugar
- 1/2 ts. salt


1. Place banana puree and coconut milk into a pot over medium heat until the mixture has thicken.
2. Add sugar, palm sugar and salt, stir constantly until the mixture reaches 250 degrees F.
3. Remove from the heat, pour into a 1/4 sheet pan with silicon pad.
4. Let it set overnight before cutting into the desire size and wrap.
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Sarah at TasteSpotting said...

what a fantastic picture! (and the banana candies sound delicious, too)

Thip said...

Thanks, Sarah.

matt wright said...

wow - that looks awesome! just great presentation

Shari said...

I love the sound of this! And it looks so elegant in those baskets!
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Thip said...

Thanks, Matt and Shari. BTW, I'm on the way to Seattle and Canana--I'm so excited. :)

pook & house said...

There is nothing on earth would happily frustate the heck out of me chewing it like Banana Candied :) Thanks for recipe and nice pic.

Do you know the famed Pichet Ong (you can google him)? A self taught Thai Pastry chef who has degrees in achitect from UCLA and else. He worked for Todd English, Jean George, and etc. He also wrote a book. His dessert style and ingredient are Asian inspired using Ovatine or else. He made his name from Tub Tim Gorb. He called Jewel Box. No point, just FYI.

Thip said...

I know Pichet as a famous pastry chef in NYC. I'll check his shop out if I visit NYC next time. :)

Anonymous said...

Khun Thip,

How long does it take for the banana puree and coconut milk mixture to thicken?

Thank you ka.

Thip said...

Sorry, I have no idea how long I cooked it--it was a long time ago.


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