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Chocolate Strawberry(Ban)offee Pie~A Sweet Punch

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There are times when I could
tear my hair when it comes to my family’s tastes in food!
is the story….
When Sweet Punch announced banoffee pie from Swapana’s place as
the chosen one I was sure I will sit it out.
 I was sure that no
one will eat banana in a pie and that since Dulce de Leche is too sweet for my
family’s tastes. I do not mind it told myself and was quite relaxed about it.

But then I
generally do not give so easily and the idea germinated in my very fertile mind
I started unconsciously thinking of the substitutes for bananas and zeroed on
to strawberries.
Then I thought
of using little Dulce de
Leche and
chocolate since Kid no. 1 Apeksha keeps telling me to make strawberries and
So with this
idea I started searching the net and found this (link) for  Chocolate
banoffe pie. This strengthened my conviction that it is possible to make this
pie with chocolate.
I made dulce first for this I followed Priya’s method of steaming the
milkmaid in the cooker for 45 minutes. Since I wanted to use the stuff cold I
prepared it the earlier day, the same day as I prepared the base for the
One more thing I used the weighing scale pretty rare for me. 🙂
I also apologise for the pics but there is only so much you can do when you are being asked to hurry up and finish, let us eat in peace etc. Next time i make it will post better pics and update.
125grms Marie biscuits
40 grms butter (unsalted)
50 grms salted butter
1 tblspn cocoa powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
195 grms of dulce
dark chocolate, melted
1/2 tbs
golden syrup
thickened cream
250 grms
strawberries (can use more), sliced
1.      Crush the biscuits to
fine crumb with the cocoa.
2.      Melt 40 grms butter and
add to the crumbs. Mix well or run the mixer press in the tart tin. Since I
have I tart tin of about 10
cms I used that.
3.      Chill the recipe
says 20 minutes but I let it stay overnight.
4.      Arrange the
strawberry slices on the pie. (I found that 250 grms are too less. I should
have used at least 400-500 grms).
5.      Place sugar and remaining
butter in a pan over low heat, stirring, until butter has melted.
6.      Add dulce and stir over
low heat for 3-4 minutes.
7.      Remove from heat, and
then add chocolate and golden syrup, stirring to combine.
8.      Fill tart shells with mixture,
smoothing tops with a palette knife. Chill for at least 1 hour to set.
9.      Whip cream until soft
peaks form.
10.     When ready to serve, place tarts on plates,
top with    whipped cream, then dust with chocolate spaghetti.
 After eating sorry demolishing this they tell me they would have
not minded eating the pie with bananas or apples but with chocolate!
  •      Mistake one I put
    the whipped cream on the pie and then set it so it did not set as well.
  •    Next time before all
    this exercise DISCUSS THE RECIPE. You may get away with what has been told!!


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0 thoughts

  • January 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Wow Aarthi that was pretty quick. I did not expect a comment so soon. Thanks.

  • January 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    wow very tempting and mouthwatering recipe !! loved it !! You can link to ongoing event !! Thanks 🙂

    Ongoing Event – CC-Chocolate Fest

  • January 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Super tempting dessert,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

  • January 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Very yummy, and an interesting story to go with it too..

  • January 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    yum yum!…sweet punch indeed!

  • January 24, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Thatz a nice idea to replace Banana with strawberries!!Chocolate , berries and Dulce..Must be an awesome combination!!!

  • January 24, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Enjoyed your write-up,straight from your heart. Loved the pie too.

  • January 24, 2012 at 4:59 am

    its wonderful to see pie with strawberry…Glad u didnt miss this yum dessert..

  • January 24, 2012 at 5:51 am

    love the combinations used 🙂 however, no punch for feb as the team decided to close the group 🙁

  • January 24, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I too am not a fan of bananas in desserts. Strawberries are definitely a good substitute.
    The pie looks yum

  • January 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    lovely and rich dessert. thanks for linking with my event

  • January 25, 2012 at 5:56 am

    That sounds like a delicious dessert and totally indulgent. I too have strawberries in stock, now i have to decide if i have the patience for it 🙂

  • January 25, 2012 at 7:49 am

    looks so yummy…

  • January 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    O my day is made. Thanks all of you each comment is treasured!<3

  • January 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Aww! Hehe, I can imagine! Or next time don't tell them whatever the ingredient is 😀 Ask them to guess after they've finished eating 😀

  • January 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

    this looks wonderful Archana
    hope you can join the tea time snack event

  • January 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I made this with banana and had nothing left to photograph after it was served… it got over

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