Banana Chocolate Cream Pie:
1 1/2 Squares unsweetened chocolate ( I did not use unsweetened chocolate, I just used 2 whole Hershey bars instead)
2 Cups milk
3/4 cup Sugar
5 TBS Flour
1/2 TSP Salt
2 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten
1 TBS butter
1/2 TSP Vanilla extract
1 baked 9 inch pie shell
*Use full ripe bananas*
-Melt chocolate in milk in top of double broiler (I do not have a double broiler, so I just melted it carefully in the frying pan)
- Beating until blended
- Mix sugar flour and salt, add to chocolate mixture, keep stirring until well thickened. Cook 10 minutes longer, stir occasionally.
- Stir hot mixture into egg yolks (I just added the egg yolks in the frying pan). Cook for 1 minute.
- Add butter and vanilla.
* At this point, I had some problems with this recipe. It had little lumps of flour in the mixture, it was not completely creamy..So first I whisked it A LOT! That worked a little bit but not much, then I put the chocolate mixture in a bowl and beated it with a hand mixture..that was okay but not great so I was whisking again and that helped some more but there was still lumps and those lumps drive me crazy!! So I took out my vintage blender and put it on high speed until all the lumps were gone and finally that worked!
-Bake pie shell and let cool, put a little layer of the chocolate mix on the bottom of the pie shell and then add cut up bananas for the filling and then add the rest of the chocolate mixture on top and decorate with cut up bananas all around pie, and whipped cream in the middle with a cherry.
* My second problem with this is that the pudding mixture didn't really get any thicker by letting it cool in the refrigerator, I checked after the first two hours of being chilled and it was still "loose" and although it was thick it would just fall a part when cutting into it for a slice...
I left it over night thinking that might help, NOPE! Still was the same..I even put it in the freezer for it to thicken and it helped but not much!
Verdict: MESSY! Not Pie like! All around it tastes really good! The home made chocolate pudding is good and bananas But it would fall apart and is not right for a pie, the pudding did not thicken and would be a big mess!