What goes ‘Whoa, bloody hell, plop’? I can tell you, it’s my wife, Debbie, carrying a freshly homemade Banoffee Pie from the kitchen to the dining room and managing to throw it, face down, on the carpet! Yes, a beautifully made, beautiful looking and very much coveted gorgeous tasting (well, it would have been), Banoffee Pie. Now reduced to no more than a squashed pulp of banana, cream and chocolate sludge spread about the carpet and part of the oak cupboard.
Why oh why do these things always land face down? It was in a foil dish, why could it not have landed on its base, at least we would have been able to salvage some of it. I’m not sure who was more distraught, but I know who was laughing their socks off. I was bemused as to how or why she would throw such a work of art onto the carpet. It’s like one of those road traffic incidents that happen outside your house on a quiet Sunday afternoon. All is going incredibly well and then carnage, complete and utter carnage.
Our youngest daughter was visiting at the time and was also waiting in anticipation of the said dessert when catastrophe struck. As she is of the younger generation a phone immediately appeared in her hand almost before the pie had hit the ground. Within seconds, the proof was recorded for eternity through the photographs she took and messages of a ‘terrible occurrence’ happening were soon passed among family and friends. Some of the replies, well, they would have turned the cream on the pie sour!
Only Banoffee Pie
Another question I have is how come this sort of thing never happens with a Rhubarb Crumble or an Apple Pie? It only happens with a delicacy that’s full of cream chocolate and bananas that everyone loves. The day ended on a subdued note with lots of expletives, none of which were from me I might add. As for the wreckage of the (I can almost taste it) Banoffee Pie, it was cleaned from the carpet and like an ‘insurance inspection’ into the damage was considered well and truly written off. We have had a laugh about it though, but I hope it never happens again.
Go On Make One
If you ever fancy the idea of making a Banoffee Pie, we have a recipe here:
Banoffee Pie Recipe. If you do decide to make it, I hope you have much better luck than we had and it reaches your table. I can also recommend Jamie Oliver Banoffe Pie recipe, his seems to have a lot more chocolate in it.