BANANA COCONUT DELIGHT !
Ladies and Gentlemen this dessert is a delight to your taste buds!
You will need:
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/3 cups of water
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flaked coconut
2 medium bananas
2 tablespoons lemon juice from concentrate
Whipped cream or heavy cream and sugar
NOTE: IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN INGREDIENT OR TWO ON THIS INGREDIENTS LIST, JUST COMMENT TO ME IN THE COMMENT BAR BELOW AND I WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU COULD USE INSTEAD. (Sometimes there are ingredients you could use to replace something you don't have, and sometimes you could just skip that ingredient. But before you do, ask me first.)
HERE WE GO !!!
Get a bowl and place your sweetened condensed milk and your egg yolks in the bowl, then mix it with your hand mixer for like a minute, just until its mixed together. Then in another bowl dissolve the cornstarch in the water and put it in a medium sized pot and add your sweetened condensed milk mixture. Turn the stove top fire to medium heat and place the pot over the stove and keep watching the sauce and mixing this sauce until it becomes thicker and a little bubbly. (If you don't keep your eye on it and keep mixing, it WILL get stuck to the bottom of the pot and burn pretty easily, SO KEEP WATCHING AND CONSTANTLY STIRRING, you will stir for a while, until its thicker. ) It will get thicker like a pudding would. When this mixture is thicker and bubbly, remove the pot from the heat and turn off the fire. Add the butter and the vanilla to the mixture and mix it in. Leave it aside to cool as you follow the other steps.
Then you are going to peel and slice your bananas into round slices, then place them in a bowl and throw the lemon juice over the bananas. Mix the bananas in this lemon juice then drain the juice out.
Now I want you to look around your kitchen for something sweet that you can crumble to make the pie crust. In other words-you can either use a pie crust at this stage or you can look around your kitchen for some slices of leftover cake from yesterday, some cookies, sweetbread, anything yummy and sweet. If in doubt, comment to me in the comment bar below, and I will let you know if you could use it or not.
Get a nice big round bowl for you to make your BANANA COCONUT DELIGHT in, and I want you to get whatever it is that you are going to be using as you crust and crumble it in this bowl. Don't exaggerate, it doesn't have to be a lot, make it into a thin to medium sized layer for your crust. Then organize the banana slices over this crust layer. Lay the banana slices over this crust nice and organized.
Now, go back to your pudding mixture and add 1/2 cup coconut and hand mix it in. Then you are going to pour the pudding mix over the bananas that you just layered in the bowl. NOTE: If you still have some of your crust left over, you can pour half the pudding mix, then make another layer of your crust and banana, then pour the rest of the pudding mix on top. Its up to you! Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap and place your dessert in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
After four hours, you are going to cover the DELIGHT with your store bought whip cream or you can make your own whip cream. To make your own whipped cream, all you need to do is pour some heavy cream in the bowl and add sugar then with your hand mixer your going to mix it high speed for about 3 minutes or so. Your going to mix it until its fluffy and can make waves. DO NOT OVER MIX OR IT WILL TURN INTO BUTTER!!!!!!!!
After you cover your BANANA COCONUT DELIGHT with whipped cream, your going to take the other 1/2 cup coconut that is left and your going to place it in a saucepan and toast it over medium heat. Keep watching and mixing the coconut for it not to burn. They will turn golden brown just like the picture I have above. Then toss the toasted coconut over the whipped cream and add cherry's on top to decorate if you would like.
Twala your done. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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