I often find myself overwhelmed by the amount of recipes there are out there. I literally get lost sorting through the endless options on All Recipes and distracted by the glorious photos on Martha Stewart website (food and bridal, oops).
Ah, distracted already. How can they seriously have so many cute things on that site?! Martha Stewart, you get me every time. Puppies in Easter outfits? Yes, please!
Speaking of puppies and all things adorable.
Wrinkles. But, seriously, back to the dessert. Right. So among the never-ending, drool-worthy dessert options online, I found myself spending more time looking at all of the amazing things I could bake than I spent actually baking them! I wanted to improve my skills and earn some proper clout among my baker friends, but the recipes I was leaning toward where just like what I had made before and the desserts I desperately wanted to eat had far too intimidating recipes for me to self select.
I was at a standstill. Perhaps you can relate. Baker on the edge of amazing. Push, please.
So I called my boyfriend. I asked him what his favourite dessert was and if I could make it for him. I had to twist his arm on that one, as you can imagine. His answer: Banana Cream Pie.
My response: huh?
I had never heard of, let alone tasted, Banana Cream Pie, but I set out to make it all the same. What I found was something absolutely life-changing! It introduced me to the fabulously easy, yet impressive (always a plus), world of custards. The Graham Cracker base is simple, low maintenance, and always a hit (it's the butter). The Chocolate layer was something that made this recipe stand out from the oodles of other recipes. For an even sweeter version try a layer of white chocolate. It led to my best reviewed Banana Cream Pie... so proud!
Also, be sure to butter the pie plate before pressing in your Graham Crackers - it will stop the pie slices from crumbling when you take them out!
I opted out of the whipped cream topping, instead I served some on the side. It let me add this cute, ever-girlish heart to the pie. Awww, cheesy! But, adorable right? Just like wrinkly puppies.
Here is the Recipe from Canadian Living and, heck, another wrinkly puppy photo. Cant. Stop.