Tuesday

Dessert Flop

this morning i worked at cafe forever. my plan was to make a variation of banoffi pie and put it in a parfait glass. for those of you who don't know banoffi pie is a graham cracker crust layered with toffee, sliced bananas and whipped cream. it is very rich and delicious. normally the toffee is made by boiling a can of unopened sweetened condensed milk for about two hours. i do not have that much time when i'm working at the cafe so i needed another plan. i looked the recipe up on the internet and somebody recomended doing it in the microwave out of the can and it only took about 15-20 minutes. so this was my plan, though i had never done it before. so to make a long story short a couple of hours later and a mixture of a couple of methods later i ended up with more of a lumpy chewy caramel instead of a smooth toffee. i was very dissapointed. i couldn't put it in a parfait glass because it would have looked really bad. i wanted to throw it away, but i was talked into making it into a pie. i did. i still wanted to throw it away. i didn't though. they ended up trying to sell it, though i wouldn't let them call it banoffi pie. instead it sold under the name caramel banana tart. next time i try this it will be at home and i will get it right before making it in the cafe again. this seems to be my week of dessert flops, first the strawberry cake and now banoffi pie.

1 Comments:

Anonymous sue passerelli said...

I'm sorry your two desserts this week were "flops" as you call them. In light of all your fabulous successes, perhaps you can put these aside. I fixed a lemon-pepper chicken that one of my students makes and Bob asked if it was a "Somer" dish. You're getting quite a name for yourself.:-) I think tomorrow I'm going to try salmon with couregette fritters and peppers. Wish me luck.
Love you,
Sue

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