Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Uncle Skunk!

We all took the day off from the remodel crap today, what?!...mark that one down! We got to laze around the house for a bit then got busy on my brothers little bday get together we threw for him.

Jericho loves to jump in my "spot" as soon as I get up...stinker.
I tried my hand at a new dessert, one my brother was sure to love. I will make sure to tell you now...and not down at the bottom of the dang recipe, that this takes a total of 9 HOURS to make...not the 3 hours the original rec. stated at the start of the instructions, then they dropped the 6 hour chill bomb on me screwing up everything Grrrr.
It was ah-mazing...if you have the time, make it up!


Crumb Crust
4 cups Nilla wafers
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup melted butter

Banana Cheesecake
32 oz cream cheese (full fat, room temperature)
16 ozs sour cream
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 mashed bananas, very ripe
6 eggs

This was inspired by the original Brennan's recipe for Bananas Foster
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup banana liqueur
¼ cup Kentucky bourbon
4 bananas, sliced
1 cup pecan halves


Crumb Crust
1.Grind pecans and wafers until they are fine crumbs.
2.Mix in melted butter and press into a 10 inch springform pan. Press about halfway upsides of pan. 3.Cover bottom and partway up the sides on the outside with aluminum foil. You will probably need to seam two pieces of foil together to make a big enough piece to fit over the pan.
4.Set aside.

Banana Cheesecake
5.Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
6.Add vanilla and banana
7.Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition
8.Fold in the sour cream
9.Spoon into the crumb lined springform
10.Place the pan in a hot water bath with the water coming about 1/2 way up the sides of the pan. 11.Bake at 375 F for 50 minutes. Turn oven off but do not open the door. Leave for 1 hour. 12.Remove cake from oven and water bath. Allow to cool on the counter for 1 hour.
13.Place a paper towel over the top, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours.

14.Melt butter in heavy pan
15.Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and whisk until sugar crystals disappear and butter and sugar blend.
16.Add the banana liqueur, bananas, and pecans. Allow the bananas to soften.
17.Add the bourbon and either simmer for another few minutes OR light on fire and pour over the chilled cake tableside for a dramatic presentation.
18.If you have not lit the sauce, spoon it evenly over the top of the cake, reserving some as sauce to plate with.

The crusts ready to be filled...they look yummy!

Time to bake...can't wait to taste this, too bad I will have to wait longer than planned LOL. I was so pissed that it wasn't going to be ready in time.

Well at least the liqueur didn't all go to waste Hahaha! 

My 4 had a blast playing with their cousin Hailee today. They have been getting to see her so much now that we are over on that side of town working on the new house just about every fricking day.

A couple, OK 3, drinks in and I'm doing some selfies...Oh no :)

My bro, looking darn good for 49!

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