Tuesday 17 July 2012

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

"Easy as a pie" - This phrase surely does hold true for this lusciously-sumptuously-dreamy Banana Cream Pie which is surprisingly so simple to make yet so delicious.  Don't believe me - try it out for yourself !!

For the crust
2 cups digestive biscuit crumbs
4 tbsp unsalted butter,melted
1 tsp sugar
For the Ganache layer
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup dark chocolate
For the filling
4 tbsp custard powder
3 cups  milk 
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup whipped cream
pinch of salt
2 bananas

To make the Ganache : Heat the cream to a boiling point. Turn off the heat. Break the chocolate into small pieces and add it to the cream. Gently stir till the chocolate is fully melted and glossy.

 To make the base: Melt butter and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add cookie crumbs and stir to combine well.  
Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake crust 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.

Pour the Ganache over the cooled pie crust.

Layer sliced bananas on top of the Ganache.

Mix 4 tbsp of custard powder with 1/2 cup of cold milk, ensure that the powder is completely dissolved in the milk. Gradually blend in the remaining milk. Add the vanilla essence and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring, and simmer for 2 minutes till thick and glossy.
Once the custard is completely cooled gently fold in the whipped cream. Pour the custard cream over the bananas.
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Decorate with whipped cream.

The dish shown here is kind courtesy Urbandazzle

 A few days ago, I got a  pleasant surprise when I was contacted by Neelam  from Urbandazzle. Urbandazzle is an online shopping website with a  unique collection of trendy tableware, bakeware, gift items and much more. It is actually a one stop shop where you can meet all your requirements right from the comforts of your home.They proposed that I present my recipes in their trendy tableware and before I knew it I received two dishes from them. True to their promise the dishes were delivered in a  perfect condition.Worth a visit.

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