In an earlier post I told you about the caramelized banana mixture that I made to swirl into brownies. If you'll remember the kids loved it and ate it smeared on bagels and forgetting all about the brownies I was making. Well, we just couldn't forget about it. The other day while surfing through FoodGawker and Tastespotting I came across a picture and it's caption intrigued me. I followed it to Cheese Cake Pie at The Cook Mobile. After reading through the recipe I thought why not use the recipe for the caramelized banana cream and use the Cheese Cake Pie recipe for the crust and general idea. I was getting brave taking a little of this and a little of that to come up with something that was almost mine. Mind you this was getting crazy for me. I'm a by the book, don't stray from the recipe kinda girl.
Okay, so here's what I did I followed the recipe for the caramelized bananas and added an extra large egg and then for the "cake pie" portion I followed the recipe skipping the cream cheese section and used two extra large eggs. I also decided to break in these molten cake pans with the removable bottoms (NICE!) and make minis. The middle of my cakes sunk a lot. Without the assistance of fresh whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, and caramel drizzled over them they were not pretty. They tasted really good as a matter of fact I had to hide one so I could wait for good lighting. For my first foray into experimenting not bad. I'm pretty certain that I'll try these again with a bit more researching and tweaking.
I think these pictures came out a little better. Though they may have gotten too much light? Not enough, too much, I don't know. Hopefully I'll get it right soon. I also need to figure out how to set up a portable "studio" so I don't have my kitchen table in every shot. Any ideas? I'm think of getting a large box, cutting out one wall, and then covering the inside of it with white material.