|From Banana Cream Pie|
With me, usually my best comes out when I am least prepared. Go figure. The best laid plans for me often go wrong. The less I stress, everything often turns out for the best. In this case, "everything" is this week's TWD's challenge, Banana Cream Pie, hosted by Amy of Sing for Your Supper, which I should make my family do! That would make every night interesting, especially when we have company over!
Okay, so first for this recipe, I could not find my pie pans. They were nowhere to be found, which leads me to suspect, I may have borrowed my past pie pans from my Dearest Sweetest Neighbor, Dragana. This would make sense since I have just recently taken up baking and making my own pie crusts. Since I made this late last night while the baby was sleeping, I did not call to ask her to borrow one. Instead, I improvised and made little tart shells. I halved the recipe for everything; pie crust, filling, and topping. I already knew that I was only going to make one for each of us, especially with Easter being right around the corner and my sweet tooth just seems to get even sweeter now-a-days!
The kids came home to homemade banana dream tarts for their after school snack. They better remember this in my old age! I even plated these beauties with caramel sauce.
This recipe was really easy to put together. It was a great creamy custard with a sweet topping that had a slightly "tangy" undertone from the hint of sour cream. It tasted just like a "sunny day" dessert should taste, fresh and dreamy. I will definitely serve these again over the spring and summer.
I must confess to several things:
- I did not sift the cornstarch called for in the recipe to the best of my ability
- I especially did not press the brown sugar through my sieve
- I accidentally used butter flavored extract instead of vanilla in the topping
- I did not add the freshly grated nutmeg, or any nutmeg for that matter
- And I licked many spoons during the making of this dessert
Please remember to go see what the other TWD'ers banana baking bandits did over at the website.
Next up: Chocolate Amaretti Torte (that pan I know I have)