Thursday, May 27, 2010
Day 27/May 27: TWD Make Up: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie
See why I got kicked out of TWD? (Oh, okay, they don't "kick" anyone out, but you just quietly roll off the list if you don't make the 2x per month posts...I wasn't even close!)...Anyway, welcome to Thursday with Dorie!
There is quite sad news about the Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie. I didn't like it. I think I should have thought harder about making this, because I'm the one who doesn't like banana splits. I love love LOVE the crust--melt butter, add coconut and crushed shortbread cookies then freeze. Trust me, you'll see that somewhere soon.
But the overwhelming banana flavor (umm. What did I THINK it would taste like?) just smacked me in the face...I love banana straight up. I love it in a peanut butter/honey/banana sandwich. I love half of a banana blended up with fruit and yogurt if I'm making a smoothie, but this just didn't ...go.
That said, I think there are legions who would LOVE this pie...can you come over? I've got some leftovers.
Head over to Tuesdays With Dorie to check out the blog roll and see how others felt about the pie; you can find the recipe reprinted (with Dorie's permission!!) at Spike Bakes. She agrees that the crust is the star and she did amazing things with her pie (maybe I would have liked it better with chocolate/peanut butter cup ice cream)...and points out that there's no baking involved here, making this THE perfect hot-weather dessert. And to top it all off? She got GREAT photos, and you know how I love a food photo!
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I'm with you here, Barb, I don't like bananas in any shape or form. Which is a shame, because there are just so many banana cake/dessert recipes out there!
It sounds so good to me. But you make almost any kind of food sound--and look--good. Even if you don't mean to. Wish I could stop by for a slice.
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