The first time is always the worst… No matter what some people say about that… Though, it is always unforgettable. I’ll admit to that! Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh… it depends how the first time went 😉
I baked a banana pudding pie, with home-made vanilla wafers. For the first time.
Everytime a recipe calls for something from the box, like yellow cake mix, or brownie mix, or pudding mix, etc., I always ask myself (or rather omniscient google): can I do it from scratch? I hate buying those fake mixes. Just hate it! I HATE even more to eat them. Yuck!
First of all when I read the recipe for banana pudding pie I had no idea what vanilla wafers are… Now I know. Eureka!!!! Kruche Ciastka!!! So simple! 🙂
Even more simple to make:
This recipe makes about 65 cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
1. In the bowl combine the butter, sugar and salt. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, and beat on low speed until blended. Add the flour, and mix until incorporated and a smooth dough forms.
2. Divide the dough into 4 portions. Roll each portion into a log 6 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
3. Position a rack in the middle of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (aluminium foil will do)
4. Using a sharp knife, cut each unwrapped log crosswise into slices 1/4 inch thick. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
5. Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until the edges and bottoms are golden, 12-15 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
Crushed wafers (about 45) mixed with 1/2 cup of melted butter = YUMMY pie crust!!!
Homemade pudding (not so yummy, so recipe is not necessary here). I’ve got to find different one.
Pudding on top of the crust and sliced bananas followed by new layer of crushed wafers and sliced bananas, and second layer of pudding.
Meringue on top
And lets say: JUST looking yummy! What a bummer!
All that work, and the only thing I got from it is D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S!!! Seriously! The pie is awfully sweet. I ate a piece and I felt like I had a shot of the strongest coffee on earth. They saying that smoking one cigarette takes about 15 minutes off of person’s life. After a slice of my pie I felt like I’m about to die. I don’t know how much it took away from my life, but it was A LOT… . Never ever again. I want to live to my daughter 18th birthday at least.
btw, I didn’t cry this time, but at the same time I wasn’t laughing either… I ate my part in a stoic manner, but I didn’t ask my husband to do the same. I knew it’s a very hard piece to swallow… my pie… 😉 and I didn’t want to be THAT cruel to him! He didn’t deserve that…
The only thing I’ll keep is the wafers recipe.
So, I’m still on a mission to find the perfect banana pudding pie recipe with no artificially flavored mixes from the store in it. Wish my luck!