Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

Spike of spike.bakes picked Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie for this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie. I love ice cream pies and this is a good one. The coconut shortbread crust is awesome. The crust would be good with just about any flavor of ice cream.

The recipe calls for chocolate ice cream but I'm not a big fan of bananas and chocolate together so, I decided to use plain vanilla ice cream. Dorie warned that using vanilla ice cream would produce a slightly off color filling. The banana, ice cream, and rum mixture did turn a sort of pinkish color but it tasted divine.

I served it with whipped cream, a little chocolate syrup, and some crumbled cookie crumbs. The banana that I had reserved for topping the finished pie somehow disappeared. My hubby later owned up to having it for an afternoon snack. Oh well, The pie still tasted great.

Monday, May 17, 2010

TWD Apple- Apple Bread Pudding

This weeks recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie group is Apple-Apple Bread Pudding and it was chosen by Elizabeth of Cake or Death?. This recipe is a traditional bread pudding with a twist, you add caramelized apples and apple butter to the mix. This results in a fresh new way to enjoy bread pudding. It's really good served warm with some maple syrup.

I liked this pudding best when it was warm. I love bread pudding served cold the next day with a warm sauce poured over it. I was disappointed when I tried the apple-apple bread pudding cold. The cold apples just took away from the taste. Overall I thought this was a great recipe.

Monday, May 3, 2010

TWD Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

I love ice cream. It makes me smile. Dorie comes through with another great recipe with this burnt sugar version. Go, pull out the freezer and make this, you will love it. It's like getting a head start on summer. Thanks to Becky of Project Domestication for this great pick.