Going Bananas!

Living in a tropical country, what I like the most about it are the abundant of tropical fruits that we get almost all year round like pineapples, mangoes and bananas. I'm actually not a fan of desserts made with bananas like banana cakes, banana souffles and banana muffins. Nah...they just aren't for me. I find it too mushy! Although combined it with caramel, chocolate and cream, I'm willing to give it a try. :D
Banana Cream Pie just look yummy. Graham cracker crust, pastry cream, bananas, whipped cream, chocolate curls and caramel hmm..what's not to like. :D There are actually tons and tons of recipes for banana cream pie, some have mashed bananas incorporated in the cream (recipe here) and some have sliced of bananas(recipe here). Guess which process I did? Hehehe...yeah! I did the later.

I was absolutely ecstatic that mom just recently went to the market and we have a bunch of banana ready to be eaten. Honestly speaking I can't cut bananas evenly even if my life depends on it! I tried to cut them on a bias to have more surface area covered but whenever I get to the curvy part it's not on a bias anymore. Oh well, luckily they are hidden beneath a thick layer of pastry cream which hides all the flaws. That's why I love any kind of creams, although creams are very fattening! Uh-oh...... :D The pastry cream was a dream to make it was so easy and fast to do and smells so good I was ready to eat it as is! That would be something huh? Definite
I'm not sure if I used too little butter or something or I really should have waited overnight before serving this because I couldn't get a perfect slice. The pastry cream just collapse and the crust kinda crumbles so it looks like this very messy and you couldn't see the layering of bananas and the pastry cream (see pic below). Taste good though.


I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!


  1. Hi there! Could you email me at eighty_breakfasts(AT)yahoo(DOT)com for the buttermilk details please? :) Thanks!

  2. hi! id like to ask where to buy instant pudding mix here in the philippines? tried sm supermarket and robinsons supermarket but failed to buy it.