Monday, April 27, 2009

TWD: Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie (Tart!)

It feels like FOREVER since I last updated, but i've just been crazy busy lately. Stressed
doesn't even begin to describe what things have been like for me...
BUTTT on a happier note!! I was able to do this weeks recipe!
Kim of Scrumptious Photography chose this Chocolate Cream Tart recipe, and wow is
all I can honestly say.

When I was reading the recipe, my eyes flickered to the "playing around" section,
and as soon as I saw the variation was "Chocolate COCONUT CREAM PIE", I was
off to my cabinet for the coconut! The variation was not that much different from
the regular tart except for the fact that before you add the chocolate cream,
there's a layer of creamy coconut custard smoothed on before.
It was absolutely amazing! "It's the best recipe you've made out of that book yet"
exclaimed my family as they licked their plates clean.

And I agree, this probably was one of my all time FAVORITE recipes i've made
from her, so far. There's no question in my mind that I'll make this again.
SOO good !

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD: Banana Cream Pie

YES! I'm SO happy someone FINALLY chose this recipe! Ever since I got this book, and 
saw the picture of this pie, I've been looking for a reason to make this!
So first, i'd like to thank Amy of Sing for your Supper for deciding to make this.
And secondly, it was my dads birthday yesterday and one of his all time favorite
desserts is none other than Banana Cream Pie! So I though, perfect!
I've never made banana cream pie before, so looking at Dorie's recipe, I had to admit,
I was a little intimidated. But once I got the custard, and the pie dough ready, and going,
I started to feel a little more confident about it. And needles to say, it turned out
absolutely MAGNIFICENT in the end!

I loved the different twist on adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the custard.
Such a great and tasty addition! I was SO glad to see my dads face just
LIGHT up as soon as he took his first bite. That made me so extremely
happy that he and the rest of my family enjoyed it!
This was great recipe this week! Hope everyone enjoyed it as much
as I did!