Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Banana Treats




Left to right: Chocolate Banana Cake Pops,   Banana Coconut Pie,   Banana Caramel Chocolate Cake

Bought a big bunch of bananas for S$2.00.  Ate a few and still have enough bananas to make all these treats.

This good old banana pie's recipe was taken from Aunty Yochana's blog.  The pie crust does not require chilling time or rolling out into a sheet.  Simply prepare the dough and press onto a loose-bottom pan (for easy unmolding) and transfer to the oven for baking (partial-baked).   Then, fill your crust with bananas, coconut custard and back into the oven again.  Thereafter, you are in for an aromatherapy treat cos your whole kitchen will be filled with the wonderful fragrance of baked banana + baked coconut!  This is one great recipe for your afternoon tea-treats:


Steps: 1) Make dough and press onto loose-bottom pan, 2) Blind-bake at 180C for 10 mins,
3) Fill the pie with sliced bananas & custard, 4) Bake at 160C for 50 mins till golden brown


Recipe for Banana Coconut Pie

For pie crust:
125g butter
40g castor sugar
30g custard powder
250g plain flour
1 egg

For fillings:
5 medium-sized bananas, thickly sliced
100g toasted coconut (toast fresh grated coconut in a pan till dried, then weigh 100g)
60g brown sugar
40g plain flour
60g melted butter
4 eggs
200ml milk

Method:
1) Pie crust: Cream butter and sugar till fluffy, then add in the egg and beat till well-combined.  Mix in the flour and custard powder till a dough is formed.  Add a tbsp of milk if the mixture is too dry.  Press dough into a 9" loose-bottom pan.  Blind bake at preheated oven at 180C for 10 to 12 minutes.

2) Fillings: Mix toasted coconut, brown sugar and plain flour (dry ingredients).  In another mixing bowl, combine melted butter, eggs and milk (wet ingredients).  Mix together the dry and wet ingredients till well-combined.

3) Arrange sliced bananas in the half-baked pie crust.  Pour the fillings (step 2) over the bananas.  Bake this at 160C for about 50 minutes or till the top turns golden brown.

4) Cool completely on rack before slicing.  




I am going to share this wonderful recipe by submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #5, hosted by Jess of Bakericious.

Like to see more of my fruity creations?  Click here for a summary of all the fruity treats in March and participate in a GIVEAWAY (Event ending on 8 April 2011).




5 comments:

  1. Gosh I've been looking all over for a banana coconut pie and I've finally found it here!! :D Will definitely try it :D

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  2. Looks great and it is so creative of you to combine the two gorgeous ingredients together :)

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  3. Hi Weng, I'm not so clever. I used Aunty Yochana's recipe (see link above).

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