Hello Summaaa!

Hi friends, we know we have been absent the past few weeks.  We have been busy  with work, family commitments, home projects and more. There are only a finite number of hours in a week and day. To be frank, we just did not have the energy to create a post.  Now that summer is here and things seem to be slowing down a bit, we are hopeful that we can be more consistent with our posting.

This week we are starting off the summer season with a delicious summer dessert that everyone will love – Banana Rum Trifles.  These delicious desserts are easy and fun to serve at your next pool party.  Summer is the perfect time to have a light, refreshing dessert that can be chilling in the fridge as you spend time with your guests.

We adapted this recipe from a recipe that we found in the March 2021 Better Homes and Gardens. To make Banana Rum Trifles you will need the following ingredients: milk, cornstarch, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, dark rum, Nilla wafers and bananas.

First you place the milk, cornstarch and sugar in a small saucepan. While whisking constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. (We cooked our mixture about five minutes.) Cook one more minute.  Whisk in condensed milk.  Transfer to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate a minimum of one hour.

After the milk mixture has set a minimum of an hour in the refrigerator, pour heavy cream into an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.  Beat on low until the cream thickens, then beat on high until stiff peaks form.  Add the milk mixture, vanilla extract and rum. Whisk on medium until well mixed.

Prepare banana slices and grind Nilla wafers in a blender or food processor. In small serving glasses begin layering 1 tablespoon of wafer crumbs, a layer of sliced bananas, 2-3 heaping table spoons of whipped mixture.  Follow with another layer of crumbs, bananas and whipped mixture.  Place a full Nilla wafer and banana slice on top for garnish.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To provide an easier way to serve the trifles, we chose to place ours in cocktail glasses for single servings.  Some suggestions could be to serve in stemless wine glasses, martini glasses or small serving bowls.

This dessert was an hit in the Blind Pig household.  The prep was minimal and it was convenient that it could be made hours before we needed to serve it.  Try it out, it just might become your go-to dessert for this summer!

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Summer’s Just Around the Corner

Summer is just around the corner!  This week marks the last week of school for Rhonda and Blind Piglets #2 and #3.  We have so many fun ideas in store for you for the summer months.  But before we continue, we have to take a few minutes to brag on Blind Piglet #1.  She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri this past weekend and will start her adult life on Wednesday in St. Louis.  Watch out world, she is not one to sit still and look pretty.😉  We are so very proud of her and have enjoyed watching her bloom and grow.

Photo by Rachel Kim Photography

Photo by Rachel Kim Photography

Now on to summer.  Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and you may be planning a barbecue or cookout.  This week’s recipe is perfect for Memorial Day or any family gathering during the summer.  It’s easy, tasty and fresh.  In fact, it is so easy that it is the perfect dessert for on-the-spot entertaining! We apologize that we don’t know where we originally found this recipe.  It was in Rhonda’s files on a slip of paper.  Of course, we twisted it up a bit to make it even better.

You don’t need lots of ingredients for Banana Bourbon Cobbler.  This recipe is made with self-rising flour, sugar, milk, melted butter, bananas, and bourbon. The streusel topping needs brown sugar, self-rising flour, butter, rolled oats and pecans.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Meanwhile whisk together flour, sugar, milk and butter.  Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7 dish.

Make your streusel topping and set aside.

Top with banana slices and pour 1 ounce of bourbon over the top of the bananas.  Top off with streusel topping, and pop into the oven for 40-45 minutes.

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The golden brown goodness looks so yummy when you pull it from the oven, as well as the delicious baked smell.  But better yet is the delicious taste of this gem when served warm with a dollop of ice cream on top.  The bourbon adds to the sweetness of the bananas with a nice smooth flavor. Yummo!

Rhonda pulled this from the oven and within minutes Blind Piglets #2 and #3 emerged and ate almost half of the pan — before dinner!

Try this delicious dessert at your next family gathering, or better yet, try it for dinner tonight!