coconut (or banana) cream pie

from andrea rock
basic pie:
  • 2 C of milk
  • 3 T flour, 1 T cornstarch
  • 1/2 C sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 C coconut (if coconut)
  • 2 really ripe bananas (if banana)
if feeling meringuey:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 C coconut (if coconut)
if not:
  • whipping / whipped cream

Instructions

Scald 2 C of milk in top double boiler

Combine 3 T flour, 1 T cornstarch (look for a while first, declare that you don't have any, then ask Andrea's mother to find it, who will immediately reach into the cabinet and produce it), 1/2 C sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt, and mix thoroughly

Add to scalded milk and cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly (whew!).

Stir small amount of mixture into 2 beaten egg yolks, return to double boiler, and cook a few minutes longer.

Cool and add 1 tsp. vanilla (accidentally spill extra vanilla into mix. Apologize profusely) and 1/2 C coconut (but not if you're making banana cream pie -- if so, slice up a few bananas and layer them on the bottom of the pan in pretty concentric circles).

Pour filling into baked pie shell.

If feeling meringuey, beat 2 egg whites stiff. Beat in 1/4 C sugar gradually and add 1/4 tsp. vanilla (again, spill accidentally). Pile it on the filling, and sprinkle 1/2 C coconut (or splatter a mashed banana) over meringue.

If not feeling meringuey, skip that step, and put whipped cream on the top after baking. NOTE: this version is much better for smashing in faces.

Bake in slow 325 oven 20 minutes

Unless meringued, throw in someone's face. Quote old, old plays that you were in with Emilie in sixth grade: -- "banana cream pie? I said chocolate cream pie!" [smack]

Eat while watching Breakfast at Tiffany's, and making Wagner and squash jokes, and wondering why Richard Wagner is inherently funny.

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