The other juices comes from the jarred peppers. You take a small handful and chop them up finely. You also take a small handful of parsley (note: you are suppose to use flat leaf, I didn't; I used the other stuff. note 2: it worked just fine) and chop it up finely as well. Combine these two and then rub the ciabatta bread until they become happily acquainted.
For the mushrooms, get a package of portobello mushrooms, trim the stalk and place in a casserole dish. take some garlic (we used crushed, but recipe calls for whole, peeled) and place on top of each mushroom. Then take a small chili (we didn't want to spend the money on the chili so we used the jarred peppers and they were amazing!) and chop and add to the top, along with chopped parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil (we forgot the salt and pepper, and they were great- did I already say that?) Top the mushrooms with a slice of cheddar cheese, any kind and broil for 10 minutes or until golden on top, as so.
Start out by putting some sugar in a frying pan. Heat the sugar over high heat until it melts and all the sugar dissolves.
Take a banana or two, and slice it up at an angle. Take the pie out of the freezer and top it with the banana slices. Use a spatula to put the cream on the pie and top with shaved chocolate. Here is what the final product looks like.
I hope you all had a happy Valentine's Day, and even if you are single, I hope you find the time to make this amazing sandwich and pie. You wont regret it. As promised, here is the recipe.
Jamie Oliver's Banoffee Pie (serves 8-10)
-4 heaping tablespoons sugar (golden caster sugar if you can get it)
-3-4 ripe bananas
-100 ml (a little less than 1/2 cup) semi-skimmed milk
-1 200g pre-made sweet pastry case (or pre-rolled pie pastry, or graham cracker crust- go creative here)
-300ml (about 1 1/3 cup) cream, double cream or heavy whipping cream
-1 tablespoon Camp coffee, or any other coffee mixed with a little bit of sugar
-Good quality chocolate shavings, as much as you would like
-Put a medium frying pan on high heat and add the sugar. Shake the pan to spread out the sugar. Heat until sugar starts to dissolve and browns.
-As the sugar is browning, blitz 2 bananas and all of the milk in a blender, until fully combined. You can do this by hand, it just takes a little longer. If doing it by hand, make this the first step, because you don't want to burn the sugar while you are making the smoothie mixture.
-Once the sugar is golden and bubbling, stir in the banana mixture, making sure to stir constantly until dark and golden. Pour this mixture into the pastry case. Immediately put this in the freezer to cool down.
-In a large bowl, whip the cream with a balloon whisk or an electric mixture until the cream is fairly thick. Lightly fold through the Camp (or other coffee) through the cream to give a marbled effect. Slice 1-2 bananas at an angle, and place the slices over the cooled pie, then use a spatula to tip the cream on top. Adorn with chocolate shavings and freeze until ready to eat.
Enjoy guys, and thanks for checking in!