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    Saturday, 19 March 2016

    BOOZY BANOFFEE PIE

    If there's one Patron Saint I can get behind it's St Patrick. The Irish know how to party so rather than confining the celebrations to Thursday, I wanted to bring something sweet into St Patrick's weekend with my deliciously boozy Banoffee pie using one of Ireland's finest products - Feeney's Irish Cream Liqueur.

    I was introduced to Feeney's a couple of weeks ago - it's a delicious Irish Cream Liquor which contains the highest amount of cream and Irish liqueur on the market - giving it an incredibly strong but fresh, creamy flavour.

    Irish liqueur usually reminds me of Christmas when my mum wheels out a bottle from the back of the cupboard but the team at Feeney's have convinced me that there's more ways you can enjoy it than just over a glass of ice during the festive season. They challenged me to see if I could use it in a recipe and I immediately knew what to go for. 

    Banoffee pie is one of my favourite puddings. It's rich, indulgent and definitely not good for you. Some people like to use pastry or shortbread but for me it's all about a thick, buttery, biscuit base (cue Gregg Wallace). Shortbread can tend to go a bit soggy and there's nothing more satisfying than the snap when your spoon breaks through that thick bottom that you only get with melted butter and biscuit. 

    It's also really simple to make and I could only think of one way I could think to make this banoffee pie better and that was with a glug of Irish liqueur in the creamy topping. It's boozy but won't blow your head off - I promise you'll want to go back for seconds. I don't judge.  
    What you'll need
    225g digestive biscuits
    150g melted butter
    1 tin of Nestle Carnation caramel
    3 bananas
    300ml double cream
    80ml ml Feeney's Irish Cream Liqueur
    Chocolate to grate on top
    What you'll need to do
    1. Crush your biscuits in a bowl and mix in the melted butter
    2. Line a cake tin with greaseproof paper and pour in the biscuit mixture, compacting it while you go. Make sure to push some biscuit up the edges to create the sides of the pie
    3. Chill in the fridge for around 10 minutes
    4. Once removed from the fridge, spoon your caramel over the base and layer with bananas
    5. Whip up the double cream and Irish liqueur till its stiff and hold it's shape. Once ready, spoon over the caramel and return to the fridge for 30-40 minutes.
    6. Remove from the fridge & grate chocolate on top
    6. Cut yourself a slice & enjoy its gooey-deliciousness!
    Delicious. Just don't think about the calories. Think about the banana, lovely healthy banana.

    * I was sent a bottle of Fenney's Irish Liqueur to use in this recipe

    7 comments:

    1. That banoffee pie looks delicious I will have to try this one

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    2. Looks amazing!! I need to try this :)

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    3. Mm this looks amazing! I'll have to save the recipe :) x

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    4. Breakfast looks amazing love eggs great recipes x

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    5. Breakfast looks amazing love eggs great recipes x

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    6. If it taste anything like Baileys would love to try it

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