Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Over the years I have loved watching Grace, then Jack and now Eve join me in the kitchen. We all learn from each other and enjoy the process of preparing our food together. We make a great team! Right now we are so happy that strawberry season is in full swing. This week we made a strawberry banana pie (the recipe from Rodale's cookbook is shown below). Eve is currently working on using a knife to cut her food and she did a great cutting up (and eating!) several strawberries for our pie.
Here is the recipe that we used for our Strawberry Banana Pie --
2-3 cups of fresh strawberries quartered
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey (we used much less)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large banana (we used 2 bananas)
Whole wheat piecrust
In a medium-size saucepan simmer strawberries, 1/2 cup water, and honey for 5 minutes. Shake cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a jar with a tight-fitting lid until smooth. Slowly add to strawberries, cooking until mixture thickens. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla. When the strawberry mixture has cooled slightly, thinly slice banana(s) into piecrust. Pour strawberries over bananas. Refrigerate until set.