O Happy Day, my copie of Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger arrived in the mail yesterday: just in time for this weeks assignment that I wasn't making. So you all know how I spend yesterday evening: flipping through the book and droowling all over the beautiful pictures of tasty and healthy recipes!
This weeks recipe was choosen by Heather of Randomosity and the Girl, she picked Banana Cream Pie. At first I didn't want to make todays recipe. Normally when I make pies I go to my parents house and share it with them, but since they are out of town for two weeks that was not an option. But when I saw the fantastic results over at Heather and Holly I knew I had to make this pie.
So straight out of work I went to the supermarket to get me some bananas, whole weat mariabiscuits and gelatine, the rest of the ingredients I had in stock. We don't have graham crackers here, so after some Internet research (you gotta love Google!!) I found out I could use these whole weat mariabiscuits and used 12 of them for the pie crust.
Unfortunately the supermarket didn't have powdered gelatine, in fact I don't think I have ever seen powdered gelatine in my life: I only now the gelatine in sheetform. So I wasn't quite sure how much gelatine to use, I ended up using three sheets.
I'm not going to write down the entire recipe here, It can be found on page 276 of Food You Crave. The recipe was surprisingly easy: first you make the pie crust out of the biscuits, some butter and very little water, push it down in a pie plate, bake it for about 10 minutes and let it cool down.
Then you dissolve the gelatine in some water, you make a curstard out of egg yolks, non-fat milk, sugar, flour and vanilla essence. Mix in the gelatine water and let the custard cool down. Divide the sliced bananas over the pie crust.
Poor the custard over the crust and bananas and put in the fridge to set for 3 hours. Whip up some low-fat cream with a little sugar and pipe on top of the pie. Enjoy!