Monday, September 29, 2008

A little of this ~ a little of that

DSC00392 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.

DSC00402 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. 

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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. 

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