Inspired by my mother in law who hands me a large jar of vanilla wafer cookies, with a request to make something yummy for a family gathering- tonight. I love a task like this. It feels like a challenge on chopped-use ‘this’ ingredient and you have X amount of time-go!
Hmmm… the night before there was a lot of talk about trifle, so I thought that would be an easy pleaser, but somehow I ended up with this concoction of layers. Starting with a baked vanilla wafer cookie crust with crushed pecans and brown sugar, followed by a cinnamon cream cheese layer, topped with loads of fresh sliced bananas between another layer of vanilla hazelnut pudding, a drizzle of caramel and finished off with a cloud of whipped cream! How could you go wrong? You simply can’t and the family seemed to love it!
That is one of the many great things about my family- they LOVE to eat!! Everyone is into food and are more than happy to give their feedback. This one passed with flying colors which means its going in the files as a keeper!
I am not sure if it can be classified as a trifle at this point, but it fits the category of a Banana Cream Cloud most definitely. Let’s call this The Banana Cream Cloud with a Nilla Pecan Crust.
This is a surprisingly easy dessert that just takes a little time. It is a sure way to put a smile on anyones face-unless you don’t like bananas-then you can lean towards the option of exchanging bananas for berries or a layer of chocolate- if that is what you’re craving! I hope you like it! I hope you like it!
We are Andrea and Tawny, friends who met on The North Shore of Hawaii that share the same story. We’re both moms to discerning youngins, ‘nuff said. We have ravenous husbands with no limits to what they’ll ingest. Add to that our own food sensitivities (gluten & dairy) and we have a challenge in front of us. To expand our abilities in the kitchen we studied with a diverse group of women –ranging from the South Pacific to Europe– where we shared meals & methods from their homelands. Recently we’ve been pulled apart by our husbands’ masters degrees, having to leave Hawaii for Oregon and France, but this blog keeps us connected! We love to share, most especially food, so please enjoy the spectacle as we document our travels and recreate recipes: some from our childhoods, some Hawaiian fare, and many from far far away!