I bake a lot - it is my "cooking" contribution to this family. It's also my contribution when we have friends for dinner - Jordan takes care of the meal, I take care of the dessert.
We were having friends over for dinner (one being an award winning chef - no pressure!) and Jordan requested a pie to go with the tropical flavors of the meal. I love pie. I don't love making it however. I definitely don't make terrible pastry, but it's not something I generally feel confident about. Gulp. I decided to go for it.
Since I don't make pies all that often, I decided to document it in photos. Jordan wanted banana cream, I wanted coconut cream, so we compromised. I give you BANOCONUT!
1. Crust - baked with dried beans as pie weights.
2. Layer in the bananas:
3. Cover with coconut custard (made on the stove top) and let cool:
4. Top with whip cream and toasted coconut:
Anyone who knows me well knows I can't stand food photos because they RARELY look as appetizing as they taste. Pretty sure this fits that bill. But I don't care....that pie was GOOOOD! And look at those flakes in the pastry - just look at them!
Pastry credit: my sister Janice, along with some great pointers from chef April Bloomfield
Pie recipe: here