Monday, 23 January 2012

Chocolate Strawberry(Ban)offee Pie~A Sweet Punch

There are times when I could tear my hair when it comes to my family’s tastes in food!

Why?Here 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 chocolate.

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 pastry.

 Oh! 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
40grms dark chocolate, melted
1/2 tbs golden syrup
150ml 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! Grrrrrrrr…!

  •      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!!

 Sending this to 

- Srivalli's Chocolate Mela 

Teenz' Valentine's Day event



  1. I love this one a lot..Totally Yummy..


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

  3. wow very tempting and mouthwatering recipe !! loved it !! You can link to ongoing event !! Thanks :)

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

  4. Very delicious n lovely banana chocolate combo..Yummy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  5. Super tempting dessert,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

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

  7. yum yum!...sweet punch indeed!

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

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

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

  11. love the combinations used :) however, no punch for feb as the team decided to close the group :(

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

  13. lovely and rich dessert. thanks for linking with my event

  14. Super Delicious one, looks fantastic.

  15. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

  20. Thanks so much for linking this dish to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. :) Would love to have more entries from you! :D
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

  21. Looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing
    Midweek Fiesta


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