Damn I love custards!! Desserts are always a must have. Even when you’ve eaten so much that you feel like you are going to puke but the waiter asks if you want dessert. You look at your dining company and you all shrug your shoulders and say “We’ll look at the menu”.
Still have the roasted bananas from the pecan pie recipe? Good.. get them out of the fridge and pull the bananas out of the mix while it’s still cold. It’s easier to pick out the bananas while the mix is still cold. Place the bananas on a paper towel to soak up all the excess liquid.
In case you haven’t noticed a pattern, I’m a big fan of Dulce de Leche. Just a little. I really like the smooth and creamy texture of Dulce de Leche. I use it as a spread for pretty much everything. On toast in the morning with my coffee, a banana, swirl it in ice cream or just straight off my finger if I need a sweet fix. It’s my house and I’ll do what I want!
Whenever I hear people talking about what they ate as a child I’m always stumped. What didn’t I eat?!?! I shoved food in my mouth by the handfuls. Literally. I was super shy as a kid but not about food. Even if it was something I didn’t like I would eat it again just to remind myself why I hated it. Celery? I hate celery but I’ve never had it here before. Let me give it a whirl. Yup, still don’t like it. I’ll try it again next week in Aunt Dee’s potato salad.
Here is the cider caramel again. This time really getting the attention it deserves. This whole dessert came together while I was working at Mapuyampay in Chile. The pecan cake, which actually Ruth used walnuts, and the date ice cream I saw in a cookbook in Chile as well.
One day I want to have a cookbook called “Demolicious”. It will be a collection of all the recipes I’ve dreamed up and attempted, that in my mind sounded out of this world but ended up on the cutting room floor. This dessert will be in that book.