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Banoffee Pie

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!

BP Image Credit Robin Bergart

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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Toffee Crunch Blondies

I must say that I love not being in school. One of my older sisters (who shall remain nameless but may be my co-blogger) told me that she likes me more now. Well actually she said I was more fun but same thing!  Technically I am  in school but placement leaves more time for baking than usual university life. Or perhaps being at home makes me less stressed. I am sure once it gets closer to board exams in May, the baking will subside but for now its keeping me busy!

This past Tuesday, a couple of my classmates and I had to do presentations to some of the pharmacy staff at the hospital. I happily volunteered to bring in some treats much to the worry of my fellow presenters who thought this may lure a larger audience. However I figured if people were eating yummy squares they would be less focused on the presentation, particularly mine since public speaking causes me mild anxiety.

I have made this recipe a couple of times  for bake sales at school and for family. They are so easy to make which was always great when I was making them while studying for a midterm.

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The recipe is from the back of the Chipits Skor bag. Sometimes you find great recipes in the oddest places!

Chipits Toffee Crunch Blondies

1.    Beat ½ cup softened butter with 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 2 eggs until well blended.
2.    Stir in 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt; mix well.
3.    Stir in 1 cup of toffee skor bits. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips, if desired.
4.    Spread evenly in greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
5.    Bake at 350 for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown.
6.    Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle evening with remaining skor bits.