My blog posts have now become a monthly affair. I choose to believe that’s because I spend more time in the kitchen baking and cooking than at the com 🙂
I wanna share this Banana Pie recipe from Aunty Yochana today – mm banana pie… now I know bananas aren’t everyone’s favourite fruit. And to have that in a pie? But trust me, it’s a refreshing change from the usual Apple Crumble and Apple Pie.
Banana pies are not often heard of – but one place that does it is Donna Manis Cake Shop in Katong, read more here. Idea: try adding chopped nuts to your pie the next time, just like what they’ve done.
I’ve been down with a cold the past few days, which saw me being glued to my bed the whole of yesterday. I’m feeling better now, and to prove just that, I baked a banana pie today (as above) – also because the bananas at home were really ripe. It’s my second try at this recipe, and the crust turned out better than before.
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes + 50 minutes
40g castor sugar
30g custard powder
250g plain flour
3 to 4 pieces Bananas – slice thickly
100g dessicated coconut – buy fresh coconut and toast it then weigh 100 gm
60g brown sugar
40g plain flour
60g melted butter
- To make the pie crust – beat butter and castor sugar till creamy.
- Add in eggs and mix till combined. Then add in flour and custard powder. Mix till a dough is formed.
- Press into a 9″ pie pan (loose-bottom). Blind bake at 180C for about 10 mins.
- To make the filling, mix dessicated coconut, brown sugar and flour together. Stir in butter, eggs and milk and mix thoroughly.
- Arrange sliced bananas in the half-baked pie crust then pour the fillings over the bananas and rebake again at 160C for about 50 mins or till golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let it cool completely before slicing
Points to note
– Refrigerate the dough for 10-15 minutes – this would make it easier when rolling it
– I followed the timings to a T and it turned out well.
I have a huge backlog of posts, but I’ll take it one post at a time. I’m also really excited for my first bread making class this weekend with Sarah from Sarah’s Loft! That I’ll blog about!