I AM ON HOLIDAY! Woohoo!
This means that I have time to cook and cook and bake. No more assignments (well for this week at least), no more shifts. The most strenuous thing that I will be doing is kneading some pastry and blowing the dust off my sewing machine. Too good, such a shame it will only be this week.
Spring is also showing its head from time to time, so I’m hoping that this week I can skip through some flower filled fields or something similar. Right now, unfortunately, it is pouring down and the wind is shaking my room. I was particularly unimpressed when it started to bucket down when I was going to the supermarket.
So, I will share what I have made in the past couple of days. Including… last night’s puddle pie!
The recipe was actually supposed to be a banana cream pie, from my beloved Milk Bar cookbook. DISASTER!
Sadly, my crust was too thin, the banana cream did not set and so we ate a textural, luminous yellow puddle
Taste-wise? Incredible. Imagine the flavour of your favourite banana bread combined with a luscious custard and intense dark chocolate biscuit.
Here is a lovely picture, taken before we attempted to set the pie and eventually serve it.
I won’t share a picture of it served up. It ain’t pretty. There are no redeeming features. I threw a wee tantrum… it was late… I’d spent hours making this… then I read some Harry Potter and all was ok.