Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pies and Politicians

This is the Banana Creme Pie recipe made famous by Daniel's Resturant in Copala. Apparently it was a favorite of Bill Clinton. I don't think we should hold grudges about politcs with desserts, in my opinion, so here it is! This is the recipe as it was given to me, so it is a little awkward in places. Enjoy!
Copala Banana Coconut Creme Pie
Pie Crust:
2 cups flour
4 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup lard or Crisco
3 to 4 tbsps cold water
Stir together flour, salt and sugar. Cut lard or Crisco into flour mixture. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water over the mixture. Gently toss with a fork. Push to side of bowl until all is moistened. Form dough with hands. Roll dough out and place in a 9" pie plate. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
1 cup of evaporated milk
1 cup of Sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp flour
4 egg yolks
1 cup fresh coconut flakes
2 to 3 sliced bananas
In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and gradually add milk and water. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl. Gradually stir into saucepan. Cook 2 more minutes, remove and add butter and vanilla. Pour hot filling into shell. Add banana and coconut. Spread merangue over filling. Bake at 350 12 to 15 minute

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