Sep 112010

This is a recipe that has made it into my handwritten recipe book – a sure sign of a quality recipe :D

This is a great recipe for a hearty brunch – I recommend serving with some fresh strawberries, although I didn’t have any at the time the photo was taken, and a cup of tea or coffee.  If you have a porch or deck I recommend taking it outside and enjoying at a leisurely pace in the sunshine.

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Sep 052010

[singlepic id=122 w=500 h=333 mode=watermark float=left]This recipe is from a blog I recently discovered called “Citrus and Candy”. If this recipe is anything to go by, the author is some kind of diabolical pastry-chef genius.  Also, I would love to be able to take photo lessons from her!

Imagine rich chocolate ganache.  Add in a homemade pie shell.  Then consider the additional of caramelised banana…and raisins (or in my case, sultanas) soaked in rum.  Now do you see what I’m talking about?  This recipe is larger-than-life.  As a result, it’s a little bit time consuming, and a little bit fiddly.  No element is particularly hard, but it takes time.  And the recipe stretches over two pages.  So, this is not a quick dish to throw together before a bbq – it’s a labour of love.  But it’s worth it.

As the recipe is so long, I won’t attempt to reproduce it here.  If you’re interested, click here.  One thing to note – prepare the pastry first as this is the most time consuming element.   You can even do this the night before to save some stress on the day.

If you can’t be bothered making it, you might have to just ask me very nicely to bring it along when you next have a dinner party…