A couple of months back I went on a trip to California and discovered the magical banana cream pie at Coco’s Bakery. I’ve had fancier versions before (Tartine Bakery’s creation comes to mind), but Coco’s no-nonsense dessert reigns supreme.
In it, velvety custard and fresh bananas are stuffed into a buttery crust and topped with whipped cream and toasted walnuts. Delicious! I set out on a quest to duplicate Coco’s creation.
More than two years have passed since my last post. Time sure does fly! Since then, I’ve launched a few different start-up projects, completed my undergraduate degree, and rode around on a Segway in fairly questionable settings.
I was confident even as recently as a couple of weeks ago that I wouldn’t share another recipe on IronWhisk. Other projects were taking up all of my time, and ending IronWhisk with precisely one hundred recipes was an appealing idea.
Last time I posted, I said I had some exciting news to share next Monday. That was in August. A lot has happened since then (including almost a year of school), and I’m excited to discuss the details here. I’m also sharing a recipe for an entremet mousse cake because everyone loves cake. Funny enough, this is actually the 100th recipe I’m posting on IronWhisk. Huzzah!
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that I often tweet about an e-commerce store called Gastromio. Gastromio is a mini-online store that I opened back in August, which sells a collection of premium spices, extracts, and molecular gastronomy ingredients.