Myth Busting the Girdle Buster

Daylesford is well known as a destination for lovers of fine food. When you live here you are treated to culinary nirvana on a daily basis. Clever chefs and passionate local growers create and sell crazy-good food. Boy we are so lucky. It inspires us locals to be better cooks in our little home kitchens - and when we decide to get a little mastercheffy at home we are super spoilt with the most amazing fresh produce available to us.

Last Thursday Jesse recreated a delish Rachel Khoo dish. It looked amazing and I'm sure tasted even more so... Hmmm. So we got to thinking that maybe a Foodie Thursday is a thing? (Go with us... we're still new at this.)

We put it out there for you lovely Gold Dusters to challenge/request/suggest a recipe you might like us to attempt. Gold Dust Girl Amanda suggested the Nigella Lawson GirdleBuster Pie. And let me tell you, I have been counting the sleeps since then to make it!!

The girdle has been tied up, (under the Marimekko apron) and the Nigella Christmas Cookbook has been dusted off... It's time to bust a girdle.

You know what, this recipe was actually super easy... And super decadent. It's essentially an ice cream pie. (I didn't make the ice cream, Nigella suggests cheating and buying it too - boy I love her.)

The base is a choc chip-biscuit crumb,

Of course there are choc-chips in the base...

Of course there are choc-chips in the base...

Followed by a litre of coffee ice cream. (I could 'only' find Connoisseur Cafe Grande. It's has a fabulous rich espresso flavour laden with Grand Marnier sauce (oh well) and scorched almonds... (had to 'remove' those).

The top of the pie is a thick layer of silky caramel (seams on girdle s t r a i n i n g) The recipe calls for bourbon laced caramel, but I figured I'd leave it out considering we already had boozed up ice cream inside the pie.

Oh that caramel.

Oh that caramel.

Hold onto your girdles...

Hold onto your girdles...

Voila!

Voila!

Myth Busted.
Girdle Busted.
And I only had one piece! (Want to pop over and help me finish the rest? Pleeeease?!)

Enjoy Gold Dust Darlings!

- Kathy. x