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!