Monday, September 19, 2011

BCP




If you've been over to my house for dinner, chances are you've had a little slice of heaven in the form of Banana Cream Pie, also known as BCP around these parts.  This is easily our most popular dessert.  And this stuff is the real deal.  There is no pudding mix in there, there is no store bought crust* and there is certainly no banana flavoring.  There are real banana's, real cream and oh, what's that dark stuff by the crust?  Just a layer of chocolate.  Brilliant.  So if you've had a slice of BCP at my house chances are you've asked for the recipe.  This is by far the recipe I get asked for most often.  Without fail.  It also happens to be the one recipe I'm am not allowed to give out.  Why?  Because it's not my recipe.  It was shared by one of my bestest friends in the whole world who is a baking genius and who one day aspires to open a bakery/cafe.   So here's here's the thing....I've been asked for this recipe so many times over the years and I have never once given it out.  Not to family, not to anyone.  I have kept my word because I'm good like that.  A promise is a promise.  But there is always a little guilt associated with it...I always feel bad giving people a taste of pure BCP holiness only to tell them there is no way they can recreate this blessed taste ever again.  But no more!  I am officially relinquishing my guilt and introducing you to the master and maker of the BCP, Caroline.  

Caroline this is everyone, everyone this is Caroline.    
  
Caroline has a fantastic blog called Caroline's bakeshop found here.  You can check out all the fabulous recipes she has posted and salivate and then make something yummy.  Or you can order it from her yourself.  I'd recommend the microwave caramel popcorn, but really they're all amazing.  No she hasn't posted her famous BCP and I doubt she ever will, but you can always ask....her that is, not me.  
Cuz I made a promise.   


*OK, yes on occasion I have used a store bought crust, but 90% of the time that baby is homemade by B, the master pieshell maker.  

8 comments:

  1. Linda P.3:08 PM

    Oh, you rascal, you! ; ) Makin' us think you were gonna give us that recipe. Ha ha!

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  2. yummy, still haven't figured that one out yet... but don't forget, you have TWO recipes that you aren't allowed to give out :) ha ha.

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  3. Danielle,

    Actually I DO remember that...and I almost put that in, but I was editing for brevity. But I remember...:)

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  4. what a tease!!!! i was getting reallly excited!! still a dedicated reader :)

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  5. couldn't help not commenting again but will def be thinking about this for several days if not weeks

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  6. thanks for the shout out, miggs! love you!

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  7. I've been thinking about this pie ever since you posted about it. I'm going to attempt my own version of this on Sunday.

    I also think it was mean to tease us about the pie and then have it NOT even be mentioned on Caroline's website! :)

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  8. Can you answer one question for me since I cannot examine your pie in person? Is that layer of chocolate a hard chocolate or is it softer like mousse or ganache?

    Thanks! :)

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