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Banana Cream Pie, a wonderful dessert from Joy of Baking which I would like to share with you. Well, since this week I'm really busy (no domestic helper...sigh), I used the ready made pastry sheet, this really save me some times in preparing the yummy pie. Of course, I baked the crust a day before, during night time when Gabriel was asleep and assemble the banana cream pie the next day. However, if I'm going to bake this pie again, I'll definately make my own pastry crust!
I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers#10 Easy As Pie (August 2011) hosted by Janine from Not the Kitchen Sink!
Recipe adapted from Joy Of Baking
Ingredients for pastry cream:
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 egg yolks
50g sugar (used 30g)
20g top flour
1 tbsp rum
3 bananas, sliced
Ingredients for whipped cream:
240ml heavy whipping cream (used 200ml light whipping cream to cut down the calories)
20g icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1. Mix sugar and egg yolks in bowl. Whisk flour and cornstarch together, add to egg mixture, whisk until smooth. Set aside.
2. In a saucepan bring milk and vanilla to boiling. Remove and slowly add egg mixture. Whisking constantly to prevent curdling.
3. Pour egg mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling, whisking constantly until it turns thick, remove from heat, add rum and cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent crust from forming. Cool to room temperature before using.
4. For whipped cream, place the mixing bowl 15 mins in the freezer before using. Beat whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
1. Spread pastry cream on the crust, top with sliced bananas, spread the whipped cream over bananas. Dust with cocoa powder or chopped buttercrunch toffee. For my case, I decorate the pie with some more bananas and dark chocolate syrup!