Alrighty here we go then - this latest recipe is seriously easy to make, utterly decadent and the perfect take-to-a-dinner-party (or serve at your own) dessert. The base is a lovely crisp peanut butter pastry, filled with smooth, rich caramel and crunchy salted peanuts. On top a wodge of homemade banana caramel ice cream (or bought vanilla bean if you can't be faffed making your own), and a drizzle of dark, bitter chocolate sauce. So all in all, it's about a mullion bullion (hi Will!!!) calories, so a wee small slice is all you need.
Sooo, blergh, it's been almost four months that I have been solo, and I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to be feeling all that bollocky empowerment and 'I am woman hear me roar' business, but I have to say, I still just feel like poo. (Probably not an optimal word for a food blog, but hey...). I think maybe it is enhanced by the fact that lovely Henry has just been here with gorgeous Will for his 21st, and now Stinky Bum (Schnub/Hoob/Richard) is fast asleep in his room too, on uni break. The 21st 'do' went as well as could be expected, all the rellies were on form, the house looked great (an extravaganza of pot plants, sparkles, helium balloons and orchids/palm flowers with a Henry photo wall), the food was pretty durned good (beetroot and feta whip crostini, mushroom arancini, cauliflower and chickpea fritters, spinach pastry bites and a prosciutto and buffallo mozzarella platter, a whole orange almond cake and lemon tart), drink was free-flowing (gin and tonics, champagne and wine) and even the weather was good. The rest of the week with the boys staying was lovely, (with meals at two of my favourite restaurants: Aperol and Baduzzi) and it was so good to get to know Will better, but too quick, and they are already nearing the end of their adventure in Arrowtown. Meanwhile I have (sick - that chest again) Rich for daily man-hugs for another week, so I will be making the most of it, and on a mission to send him back to Welly in good health! Anyhoo, best I get up and cracking, work to be done, (and l'il fashion week show to attend with my gorgeous niece-to-be Maddi today) and like I said, this recipe is easy - don't be scared to give it a whirl :)