(The Poison. The poison for Kuzco. The poison chosen specially for Kuzco. Kuzco's poison.)
So, many of us have younger siblings living with us and the rest of us love food, so I decided to include this happy little banana cream pie recipe.
What does Banana Cream Pie have to do with Ascension Thursday?
Well, it's like this.
First, does everyone know what a Banana Cream Pie looks like?
Well, I'll tell you. Yellow banana pudding, fluffy white stuff on top. *ding* and there you go.
And the Ascension Thursday part?
Well,, on the Ascension, the Lord rose up into the clouds (aka fluffy stuff at the top) and the apostles down below...
wait for it
(And yes, I have been waiting since November for my chance to post this.)
But where's the pie? You promised us a DIY Banana Cream Pie!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 tsp* salt
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, Reduce heat, cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs.
(Note, you have to let it cool first, or it will cook the eggs and you'll have a scrambled egg in your pie. And that's gross. mixing a tiny bit in with the eggs make the egg mixture a little closer in temperature to the custard.)
Return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil: cook and stir for another two minutes.
2. Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of custard, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Spread half of custard in pastry shell. Slice bananas and add a layer of them over the top of custard. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread whip cream over the top. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
Enjoy and happy Feast of the Ascension!