Friday, August 6, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday with The Domestic Engineer

Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday, I am going to try to feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Stacia from The Domestic Engineer. When you get a chance, swing by Stacia's yummy blog. I’m sure you’ll find a recipe you and your family will love

I'm Stacia from The Domestic Engineer. I have always loved being in the kitchen creating delicious food for my loved ones. Now that I'm married, I have an amazing man to cook for. Creating food to match what's in season, or in this case, how hot it is outside ensures that we are trying new recipes all of the time.

What's better than a nice cool treat on a warm afternoon? What frozen confection brings you back to childhood?  And what's a tasty way to use up some very ripe bananas when you're tired of banana bread?
I'll tell you. It's banana fudgesicles. :)

Last summer I began my search for popsicle molds. I didn't find them, but luckily the hubby and I recieved a pack of 6 as a wedding present. Yay!

Now that the weather is warming up, I knew it was time to break out the popsicle molds and make something tasty. What is tastier than chocolate? Not a lot. What goes great with chocolate that I happen to have a few of? Bananas!

The banana makes it healthy, right? ;)

I found these fudgesicles to be so nice and refreshing on a warm day! The chocolate is just strong enough that it compliments the banana perfectly, and I am so glad I didn't have to make more banana bread!

My recipe makes 6 popsicles. Each hold about a half cup of popsicle goodness. You can use small dixie cups with posicle sticks, or even double it up to make a bunch. Yum.

Banana Fudgesicles

2 tbl. cornstarch
sprinkle of salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
heaping 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 very ripe banana, mashed up good.

Mix together the first five ingredients in a saucepan. Once combined, bring to a boil over medium heat and stir for one minute, or until the mixture has thickened up. Congratulations, you just made a really quick and easy pudding.

Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until they have melted completely. Then mix in the mashed banana.

Like a good gravy, this stuff will thicken up fast as it cools down. You can put piece of plastic wrap over it, touching the surface to prevent a skin from forming and stick it in the fridge if you don't want to make the fudgesicles right away. Otherwise, fill up your molds or dixie cups with the pudding. Stick the tops on the molds, or put plastic wrap over dixie cups and stick a popsicle stick through the plastic wrap. The plastic helps to hold the stick upright.

Freeze for at least four hours and enjoy!

Note: If the fudgesicles don't come out of their molds easily, run a little warm water around the outside and they should pop right out.


HC said...

That looks and sounds sooooo good! I just found you through Friday Follow. I look forward to reading more!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Wow, banana fudgesicles, following from FF

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love her blog, I go there often and have made her recipes a couple of times. These sound like something the kids would LOVE to make! Thanks!