This #SundaySupper, we’ve got you covered. In a post-thanksgiving haze, Foodie Stuntman of Crazy Foodie Stunts has rounded the troops to provide a whole collection of ‘covered’ recipes, which will either make life easier, or give an original idea for a topping, so that food after Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be difficult. I’m offering a Chocolate (covered) Banoffee Pie.
I celebrated an unconventional, UK-based Thanksgiving yesterday, since we didn’t have the day off on Thursday. Our motley crew consisted of one American (our host), a strong Irish contingent, an Aussie, an Ethiopian and two Brits. I love the multicultural nature of our Thanksgiving, and it has become something of a tradition for me to take a British-inspired, gluten-free dessert to our international feast. This year, I decided to do a take on a banoffee pie, with a chocolate covering.
A traditional banoffee pie is a crushed biscuit base, a layer of caramel, bananas and a whipped cream topping. Whipped cream, in my experience, does not make for a particularly portable dessert, and since I had to transport my pie across London, it didn’t seem like a good option. So replaced the cream with decadent chocoloate ganache.
I know – chocolate, cream, caramel, butter… this is a sinful pie, but then diet food is not part of the Thanksgiving game plan, is it?
I have tried to make it a little less saccharine and a little more grown-up than the average banoffee pie – I added a little cocoa powder and cinnamon to the biscuit base, sea salt to the caramel and praline pecans for the topping. I also used dark chocolate and no extra sugar in the ganache.
There was a small spillage of melted caramel, but otherwise the pie survived its journey from North-west to South-east London more or less intact (If you want to avoid a melted caramel incident, don’t take the pie on an overcrowded, overheated tube!) – so the chocolate really did keep the pie covered. Despite everyone being filled with our host’s wonderful turkey and all the trimmings, this pie was demolished, which I’ll take as a good sign.
For a completely covered menu, look no further than the rest of this week’s contributions:
Covered Appetizers and Entreés
Not Sure What To Do? We Got You Covered
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