As I previously mentioned, I had a birthday party on the weekend. I took requests and my good friend Bindhu piped up with banoffee pie request. Now, BZ’s would tell you that she has been asking for this for years, so I guess it was about time that I made it for her. The banoffee pie (from now on to be called BP) was the surprise hit of the evening. It was the only dessert on the table that was eaten in it’s entirety, in fact I didn’t even get a piece. S. was kind enough to give me a bite of his so I can at least report that it was a tasty treat.
Banoffee Pie Image Credit Robin Bergart
Now those of you who are regulars around here know that there is no way that I took this picture. My friend Robin is a great photographer and she snapped some photos of my baked goods for the blog. I should get her to take all my photos, she rocks. Doesn’t my BP look seductive? It’s daring you to try some. Thanks RB!
I followed Curtis Stone’s BP recipe, sorta. I layered bananas over the bottom of the pie crust and then I poured all of the toffee over the bananas. I added a couple of tbsps or so of sugar to the whipping cream to sweeten it up. I then took one of my favorite chocolate bars, a Cadbury Twirl and crumbled it on top. You should go make this, it’s a keeper.
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Tagged banana, pie, toffee
Greetings to the readers of Bake With Us! This is my first post on a baking blog (or any other blog, for that matter), and I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to share the wonders of this dessert. This was a special Valentine’s Day treat from Georgia’s own Paula Deen. This is one of her (ahem) “lighter” recipes…
I definitely prefer the martini glass presentation, as it gives me an opportunity to use copious amounts of graham crumbs! Please note: be sure to keep the portion sizes to a minimum. Though this dessert looks like a pudding or a trifle, it’s much heavier than it looks. A little goes a long way! I improvised some dark chocolate chips on the top of the whipped cream. Serve with… Sri Lankan deep-fried meat pastries, in my case. After all, what’s a Valentine’s Day without a little indulgence?
Editor’s Note: Special thanks to my favourite baritone saxophone player for a) making me this Valentine’s Day treat and b) blogging about it.
Merry Christmas!!!!! There is a lull in our house, so I thought I would take the time to wish you all a Happy Christmas. We just finished unwrapping presents (they were amazing-thanks family!) and everyone is quietly resting before the big meal. I am in a sugar coma, as all I have eaten today (and pretty much the entire week) are sweets. Claire and I spent yesterday afternoon making the desserts for tonight’s meal. Beth of Someone’s in the Kitchen with Brina picked this weeks TWD recipe and it seemed like a perfect fit for our Christmas celebration.
Hope you and your families are eating yummy treats and enjoying the holiday with loved ones!
PS- Claire and I didn’t make the crust, our mom did. She is the pastry chef extraordinaire in our household, there is no point in messing with something that works.
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Tagged pecan, pie