Friday, January 2, 2009

You want Pies with That - January



Happy New Year! I didnt think I would be posting again until we come back from holiday on January 12, but we are home for a couple of days before heading down to Taranaki to visit my husband's family. We have had a fabulous Christmas and new year - the weather in Christchurch was just superb! I have been keeping up with Tuesdays with Dorie, but thought I would wait and do one post with all the TWD things I have baked over the break.

But I did want to post my "You want pies with that" January pie. The theme was a decadent pie - one that would break all your new years resolutions. I thought a pie that would fit with that is a pie that contains all of my favourite "naughty" treats - chocolate, cream and caramel! So, here is my chocolate banoffee pie! A delectable combination of chocolate biscuit base, caramel, banana and whipped cream. This is one of the most simple desserts to put together - a good thing for this time of year! The base is simply a chocolate biscuit base (I used girl guide biscuits with melted butter and a little dutched cocoa), a caramel base (you could use caramelised condensed milk or dulce de leuche - i cooked some condensed milk, brown sugar, a little butter and golden syrup together), topped wiht sliced banana and cream whipped with icing sugar and vanilla. I made two mini pies - one that we ate tonight and one to take down to my father in law tomorrow. A truly decadent but delicious treat!

12 comments:

Di said...

Happy New Year! Your pie looks delicious.

Anne said...

That looks delicious, Tammy (and really close to my pie, though the chocolate crust looks even better!)

Hope you have a nice trip and a happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Tammy - HAPPY NEW YEAR - and I have sooooooooooooo missed you and your blog entries. Pleased you had a lovely time away. Safe journey to the 'Naki' I did think of you several times over the festive season tho (when I ate yet another piece of "Tammy's Chocolate)". Hugs from Raewyn

The Food Librarian said...

Fantastic!!! This totally fits the theme! Happy New Year!!

Snooky doodle said...

Sounds delicious ! Enjoy the trip :)

Cakelaw said...

Happy New Year Tammy! Glad you enjoyed yur trip. Your pie looks delicious - a great way to start the year.

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Carrie said...

I love the chocolate biscuit crust! That just sounds delicious!! Caramel, banana and whipped cream, oh my! Yummy!

Jen H said...

I love the chocolate base for this pie. It definitely fits the bill for decadent in my book!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh banoffee pie--something delicious i discovered while in sydney! happy new year, and hope you are enjoying your holiday!!

Gigi said...

yes, that pie would make anyone fall off their diet regime! i but it's worth it though. great looking pie!

Zeetra said...

Yummy....