Monday, May 30, 2011

Toffee Magic and HM's Birthday

Good Morning Sweets,

The 'rents left early this morning and man did we have quite the send off. Here is a little glimpse into the damage of Sunday night:

We go bananas for birthdays!
We took the parents visit as an opportunity to celebrate both HM and my Dad's birthday (3 days and only a few million years apart). Since HM is 30 going on 80, he has an affinity for "old people flavors" like toffee, butterscotch, and maple. Since this was perfect for my father too, I decided to make them a very special cake/pie. It started with boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk for 2.5 hours......which is like performing magic since the result is TOFFEE!

MUCH better than it looks!
I then used a pre-made graham cracker pie crust and filled it with sliced bananas. I poured the completely cooled toffee over the bananas. I then added a thin layer of vanilla pudding followed by hand whipped cream. I sprinkled tiny chocolate chips on the top for extra wife/daughter points.

By the end of the evening, all birthday men were happy and very full! Here is a list of the ingredients and steps for those who would like to make this lovely pie. WARNING: This is not a healthy recipe!!! Enjoy at your own risk! You will definitely be Sweating Sugar! XOXOXO

G'dang this was good!
Shopping List:
  • 3 large bananas
  • 1 pre-made graham cracker crust
  • 1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 6oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
  • tiny chocolate chips
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • Remove label from can and boil sweetened condensed milk in a large pot for 2.5 hours -MAKE SURE THE CAN IS COMPLETELY COVERED BY WATER THE WHOLE TIME!!!
  • Let completely cool. This step can be done days/weeks in advance.
  • Slice bananas into pie crust. 
  • Cover with toffee.
  • Prepare pudding according to box directions and add a thin layer to pie.
  • Whip cream with mixer (adding about a tsp. of vanilla extract)
  • Add whipped cream to pie.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Cool in fridge for at least an hour before serving.
  • Serve and receive praise from significant other and statements of "world's best daughter".
  • Add at least 45 minutes of cardio per slice.

Happy Birthday HM, I heart you.


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