Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 35: Banana Cream Pie


Firstly I just need to get off my chest that yes, I am feeling extremely guilty about deserting my poor blog for the past couple of weeks. Funnily enough, this is technically my 36th week of participating in Tuesdays with Dorie, because I actually did make last week's recipe (Coconut Butter Thins) but I just didn't get time to photograph them. In the past couple of weeks I have also made brownies, scones with jam and cream, panacotta with pomegranate jelly, lemon mousse pots... the list goes on really- it's just finding the time to photograph them. I (or should I say S) relies on natural lighting only, and we are often not home during the day. I really want to get a Lowel Ego Light, but in Australia they are just so expensive (if you can find one). Anyway, enough whining.


I can honestly say that I have never had a Banana Cream Pie before, which is the recipe that was chosen this week by Amy of Sing for Your Supper. I was very apprehensive about making it too, believing that I would hate it. Bananas really aren't a favourite food of mine, and until I was making the recipe, I didn't realise the bananas weren't cooked! For some reason, I had imagined this pile of warm mushy cooked banana sitting in a pie! I actually avoided cooking this for my boyfriend's mum as she has a particular dislike for cooked banana. When I finally realised it didn't contain cooked banana, my whole perception of the pie changed. All of a sudden, all I could think about was the cool, aromatic pastry cream enveloping perfectly ripe banana slices, and the shattering crunch of the pie shell, all melding with the superbly tangy cream topping. A 180 I know. I can't tell you if my imagination was accurate just yet, as I have not eaten the pie fully assembled (hence no innards shots). From tasting each component though, I can tell it will be just perfect. My first Banana Cream Pie (and certainly not the last)!

13 comments:

jacq said...

sorry but I think I just salivated all over myself!! :P this looks great! Bananas are one of my favourite foods to cook with.

NQN said...

Funnily enough but I don't think I've ever eaten a banana cream pie either! I've eaten variations of them but this sounds fantastic!

Marthe said...

I love your pies! They look really cute!

chocolatechic said...

I'm so glad that you liked this.

Sorry you don't have enough light.

Megan said...

Just thinking about mushy cooked bananas would be enough to turn anyone off!

Nice to see you overcame your fear of the pie, it looks so cute!

Teanna said...

Congrats on your first banana cream pie! It looks GORGEOUS! I hope you liked it!

Amy said...

It looks fantastic!! So glad you liked it! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

vibi said...

LOL LOL LOL I'm so glad you liked it, Bria! ...true, I have to say... mushy baked bananas doesn't sound appealing, even to me! LOL

They look real nice...

TeaLady said...

Very elegant looking. Yummy!

Amanda said...

This look delicious! This pie was a hit at my house :)

Tracey said...

This was my first banana cream pie too! Looks like yours turned out fantastic!

Bria said...

Thanks everyone! I definitely ended up loving this and will make it again.

Natalie said...

those little springforms are the best, aren't they?