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

Grill on New York Street Chateaubriand

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Wednesday night i went out for a friends birthday at Grill on New York Street in Manchester.http://blackhouse.uk.com/restaurant/manchester-new-york-street/

 

It has been somewhere i have been meaning to go for a while. My friend Dan had a 50% off food card which is a membership card i have one for Gusto which is another Living Ventures Restuarant, they are valid everyday but friday and saturday. http://blackhouse.uk.com/membership/

Grill on New York Street is very similar to Grill on the Alley in terms of Menu and layout. My friend was quite eager to order the Chateaubriand because a) he had never had it before and b) the 50% off.

The meat was beautiful but two much for even the two of us to finish.

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The membership card is definitely worth getting and you can get one for all Living Ventures restaurants such as The living Room and Grill on the Alley. Plus the cocktails are always really good Porn Star Martini’s Vary from Restaurant to Restaurant as they always do. The Cherrylicious is definitely worth a try you could very easy loose track of how many of these you drink.

I have never made Chateaubriand myself but i intend to one day.

Here is a link to a recipe to make it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chateaubriand_with_80496

Enjoy

 

Smokey Cheddar Filled Burgers

Smokey Cheddar Filled Burger Recipe

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I love making my own burgers, in fact I never buy my own. It’s become quite an obsession now of mine to create the perfect burger!
Recently travelling to the USA it’s quite apparent that the UK have a long long way to go to be any where near the standard of burgers in the US. I don’t know if its due to the fact that most takeaways are bought when we are drunk,taste and quality go out the window. America seem to take real pride in Food no matter what time of night they serve it up.
So here’s the version I came up with tonight. I hope to post quite a few different Burger Recipes.

This should make two very large burgers of four reasonable size.
Remember that in the UK our burger buns don’t accommodate the large burger!

Ingredients

For the Burger Mix

500g Minced Aberdeen Angus Steak
1 Red Onion
Half a Red Pepper
2 Gloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons of BBQ Sauce
Salt and Peper Seasoning

Mix all of the above ingredients in a pod processor starting with the onion, garlic and pepper. Then add the meat bit by bit and the BBQ sauce. Then season.

Once the mix is ready divide into how many burger’s you want, then half them again. Sprinkle some flour on a surface pat one out and lay some Cheddar Cheese in the middle then pat the other half over the top. Transfer to a floured plate and continue till all burgers are done.

Refrigerate for at least an hour till the burgers are firm.
Preheat the oven to about 180c.
Cook the burgers each side for five minutes.
Then remove from the oven and cook on a hit griddle or frying pan for a minute each side to brown the outside.

Serve on a bun with salad and sauce.

Enjoy!

Here’s a similar recipe.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/a-cracking-burger