Whoa, I’ve been gone a month! It won’t be that long before the next recipe either. It has been photographed and completely eaten already but before I post it, I need to catch up a bit on my Sundays with Joy posts as well. The thing is, I’d been keeping up with the baking aspects of Sundays with Joy, I just hadn’t blogged about it. Yet…
I remember this particular Sunday fondly. We had some friends over. I say “we” but three more kids, one for each of mine, is not really for me. Except when you take into account that I don’t get many requests for attention on those days. Requests for food yes (oh man, 6 kids/1 cantaloupe/5 minutes!) but attention no. It is actually great for the days that I have a Sundays with Joy to make. I get time in my kitchen to focus on a recipe (kids are EVERYWHERE else!), lots of little people to eat it, and happy worn out kids by the end of the day. What’s not to love?
I added chocolate ganache to the bottom of the pie and a layer of bananas before I filled it but used bittersweet chocolate instead of semisweet and ultimately that was just too dark for some of the kids’ tastes. I didn’t like that I smeared my chocolate after drizzling it over the whipped cream and I think my pie would have looked loads prettier if I hadn’t but no biggie. I loved the coconut in it and both flavors went great together. This was simply a lovely recipe that I was glad to not have many leftovers of because I, like my grandma before me, am a sucker for a banana cream pie. If you’d like the recipe please buy Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.
My GeekyLinks for this week reveal a bit about my childhood. My mother used to work in a Hallmark store when I was very young and so ended up buying us and herself lots and lots and lots of ornaments over the course of her lifetime. I buy some every year but not anything as close to what my mom used to buy. Still, I will ALWAYS buy a few Hallmark ornaments especially as over the years they break out the cool stuff (yeah, I want Wicket so what?). They’ve even revealed some cool stuff for 2014!