Tuesday, May 25, 2010
TWD - Banana Coconut Icecream Pie
This week's Tuesday with Dorie is an unusual selection by Spike of Spike Bakes - a Banana Coconut Icecream Pie.
Basically, this pie consists of a crust made of toasted coconut and biscuit crumbs, which is topped with banana slices, then filled with a mixture of icecream and pureed banana flavoured with rum and lemon juice. The whole thing is then frozen for around 4 hours before serving.
I used vanilla icecream instead of the suggested chocolate, because I had vanilla icecream already and I am not a chocolate icecream fan. I also only made a half size pie.
I was a sceptic about the crust, as there is very little butter to bind the dry ingredients together, but it works - perhaps because it is frozen for half an hour before being filled.
Not being a huge banana dessert fan, this was never going to be a winner for me. However, I took it to work, and my colleagues really enjoyed it - which was a relief!
To get the recipe, visit Spike, and to see other versions of this pie, visit the TWD blogroll.