Roz Purcell’s Banoffee

By Roz Purcell

Celebrity Chef

Ingredients:

For the Base Layer:

  • 250g raw almonds, walnuts or
  • pecans, plus extra to decorate
  • 250g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt

For the Caramel Layer:

  • 250g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 125ml coconut water
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of sea salt

For the Banana Mousse:

  • 60g light tahini
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut water
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed
  • lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • coco cream (page 307)

Method:

“I like to serve this in old jam jars, small Kilner jars or pretty glasses. Make sure you get a little bit of each layer when you dig your spoon in!” says ‘Natural Born Feeder’ Roz Purcell.

  1. Start by putting all the base ingredients in a food processor and blending until the mixture is starting to stick together.
  2. Spoon into the bottom of the jars and press down with the back of the spoon. Set aside in the fridge while you make the next layer.
  3. Put all the caramel ingredients into the food processor and blend until a smooth, thick caramel forms with no pieces of dates visible. Spoon the caramel on top of the base layer and return to the fridge.
  4. To make the banana mousse put all the ingredients except the coco cream in the food processor and blend until creamy.
  5. Spoon the mousse on top of the caramel as the final layer. (Or you could just slice up some bananas and drizzle them with a squeeze of lemon)
  6. Finish with a dollop of coco cream, scatter over some chopped nuts and serve.

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/food/2016/0613/795273-natural-born-feeder-sinless-banoffee/

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Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce

CATEGORY: Weekly Recipe COOK TIME: 20-30 mins

What you need:

  • 65g/2½oz Odlums Strong White Flour
  • 50g/2oz Butter or Margarine
  • 150ml/¼ pint Cold Water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Eggs (Lightly beaten)


Filling:

  • Whipped Cream


Chocolate Sauce:

  • 250g Carton of Cream
  • 150g Shamrock Dark Chocolate

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a flat baking tray.
  2. Place water and butter/margarine into a saucepan over a low heat until butter/margarine melts.
  3. Bring to a brisk boil.
  4. Reduce heat and add sieved flour and salt.
  5. Stir briskly with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves sides of saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Add the eggs gradually and beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  7. Drop dough in tablespoons about 3” apart into the greased baking tray. Alternatively put dough into an icing bag and pipe the dough out onto a baking tray.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes at the preheated oven temperature until puffed and golden.
  9. Remove from oven and slit along one side. Cool on a wire tray.
  10. When cold, fill with whipped cream and serve with hot chocolate sauce.


Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Warm cream over a low heat.
  2. Add the chocolate and stir until chocolate has melted. Do not allow to boil.
  3. Serve warm over Profiteroles.