Banoffe Pie

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I made this today to have after a big Sunday roast.
Really easy to do, really indulgent but Gluten Free.

Ingredients

397g Tin of Nestlé Carnation Caramel
50g Butter
200ml Double Cream
Table Spoon of Icing Sugar
Two Bananas Sliced.
150g Free From Digestives or any other brand of Gluten Free Digestives. ( You can swap for
Bar of Dark Chocolate

Method
Preheat oven to 180
Blitz the digestives in a food processor,If you haven’t got a a food processor you can put the biscuits in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin.
Melt the butter then add the biscuit and mix.
Line a 20 inch Pyrex Pie dish with a circle of baking paper.
Then press down the crumb base with a spoon making sure you bring the crumbs up the sides to contain the filling later.
Place the base in the oven for ten minutes then leave to cool.
Then place a small layer of the Carnation Caramel onto the crumb base. Place a layer of banana on top if the Caramel.
Repeat to creat another layer then smooth over more Caramel over the top in line with the top of the edges if the crumb base.
Chill for 20 minutes.
While the pie is in the refrigerator whip the cream and icing sugar till it peaks.
Take the pie out if the fridge and put the whipped cream on top of the pie.
Grate the bar of chocolate on top of the cream till it is covered in chocolate shavings.
Chill for a further 60 minutes then its good to eat!
Enjoy

Here’s a similar recipe

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8183/banoffee-pie

Almond “Sugar” Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Sandi's Allergy Free Recipes

Spring and summer can get pretty busy, but you still need want some nice cookies around 🙂
So if you don’t have time or don’t want to go through the fuss of rolled out sugar cookies, these will work out great for you. All the taste of rolled sugar cookies, but much less work.
Almond Sugar Cookies
Almond “Sugar” Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1/2 c. coconut oil (or dairy free margarine)
2/3 c. palm sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1 3/4 c.  gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. almond flour
1/2 c. dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cream the shortening and sugar together. Mix in egg and extract. In another bowl whisk together flour mix, xanthan gum, and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients to creamed ones and mix well. Roll into small balls and roll into…

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Archimedes Bakes

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I’ve carried this recipe around with me for years.  My mom used to make these for us when we were little.  They are so moist, they don’t need any icing but if you’re in the mood for a really sweet treat, cream cheese icing would be perfect on these!  And, not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make!

 

INGREDIENTS:

I box of chocolate cake mix (any brand will do, but I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix)

( the cake mix I used called for 3 eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 1/4 cups of water)

8 oz. package of cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of chocolate chips

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Line your cupcake pan with liners.

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box…

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Peanut Butter Heaven!

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The Jenga tower is optional 🙂

If you were to walk into the living area in my apartment you’d see scraps of paper all over the place (unless I’ve just done a panic clean up if someone IMPORTANT is coming over!) Scraps of paper where I’ve scribbled recipes down, torn out pages of newspapers and magazines with recipes on them or just a pile of printed out pages from Donal Skehan or BBC Good Food websites – I mean I do buy recipe books,(too frickin many!) but I’m always coming across others that I want to try.

As well as me tearing my mags and papers to shreds, every time I arrive to my lovely Mother’s for dinner there’s usually a couple of scraps of paper waiting for me too. This week is was for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. I haven’t made anything with peanut butter for ages and this…

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