- from 250 Superb Pies and Pastries, 1952. I went to a yardsale this weekend and picked up a TON of old cookbooks... this sounded tasty!
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk (soy or rice)
3/4 lb (12 oz) marshmallows
1 baked pastry shell (see Recipe Index for ideas)
2 bananas, sliced lengthwise
6 marshmallows, cut into halves
Mix cocoa and water to smooth paste and cook over low heat 2 minutes. Cool; add vanilla and salt. Heat milk and add marshmallows; fold over and over until marshmallows are about half melted. Remove from heat and continue folding until smooth and fluffy. Chill about 15 minutes, then combine with the cocoa mixture and chill about 25 minutes longer, stirring twice. Pour into pastry shell and chill until firm. Arrange slices of banana on top of pie in crisscross pattern and decorate with marshmallow halves.