I took my cats to the vet today for their vaccinations, and to have their teeth checked. Both are wonderfully healthy, which I am thankful for. Serious Cat might have a toothache, though.
Monday was Ceridwen's birthday, and as usual I offered to bake any cake she would like. She wanted Banoffee pie. I made it and it was gone very fast. So here's the recipe:
For a 26 cm (10 inches) round spring form tin:
Cover the bottom of the tin with baking parchment, as this will be unstable. No need to grease it, though.
Make crumbles from 200 grams of whole grain oat cookies (put in a freezer bag and crush). Melt 100 grams of butter. In a not-too-small bowl, pour butter on the crumbs, mix with a spoon, put into baking tin, spread evenly and press with the spoon or whatever is handy.
Put into fridge for at least one hour.
Spread the contents of a 400 gram can of caramel spread on the cookie crumble. (I used Dovgan
-- you find it in the Russian section of the supermarket. Dulce de leche
or Caramel au Beurre Salé
will do as well.)
Peel 3 to 4 bananas and slice. Put slices on the caramel spread.
Cover with about 400 grams of whipped cream, lightly sweetened. Decorate with more caramel spread, or powdered cocoa or coffee powder, or chocolate flakes.
Before serving, carefully separate pie and tin with a knife. Drag on plate, using the baking parchment. Do not attempt to drag off parchment.
Feeds six. Maybe. (It's not the cause of Serious Cat's toothache. He did not get any of it!)
I have started to look for a new laptop in earnest now. I have decided on a type, now I only need to see what configuration is best. And I have an appointment to get my bicycle repaired. After 8 years, most parts that have not been exchanged already need to be. This is going to be expensive.