Monday, November 2, 2009
It all started with a little bit of love.
Love for pies, for bananas, and for small, mini things.
But like many things we love, they don’t always prove to be
what we picture.
So what do we do? We make icing.
We mix it and mash it.
And we make it into something beautiful and delicious.
And make lots of them, so we can share the beauty with our friends.
Doesn’t the snow add a little holiday cheer?
A bit of fun, a bit of snow, and a bit of making something beautiful.
Don’t be afraid to eat it. You can always make more.
Beauty never runs out.
Banana Cream Pie Snow Balls
I tried so hard to make mini pies. I had no mini cupcake pans. So, plan B. Fashion my own. They fell apart. Plan C. Make Pie Balls and see if they are any good. And they were. De.li.cious.
2 ready made pie crusts
3/4 cup white sugar
a bit of teaspoon salt
2 cups of milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
enough vanilla extract to get the job done
(I got this recipe here, but I halved it which made about 25 snow balls.)
Because you just end up mashing the pies all together, then I would suggest skipping the part where I cute up individual pies in the shape of a heart, and made mini pies. Just make one big one, or two, and then let cool. Mash up in bowl.
There are no measurements here, cause you have to eyeball it. So start with a healthy amount of the powdered sugar and then add milk while mixing little by little. Make about one cup.
Pour Icing into mashed up pie.
Roll into small balls using your hands, or, with a melon baller. Whichever you prefer. Put on a cookie sheet and let sit in refrigerator until completely cool. When cooled, reshape if needed. Melt one chocolate bar for baking (choose flavor here wisely) on the stove until it is thick yet think enough to drizzle. Dip pie balls into chocolate and place on wax paper. Put back in refrigerator to cool, again. Once cool, reshape if needed, and add more chocolate if needed. Sprinkle the coconut while chocolate is still moist, this may be the first time you put chocolate on them, or the second. Let cool completely.