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You're in Ireland!!! Lucky duck, Beryl, what fun. Banoffee pie looks good, something I need to try, hmmmm. Cute pubs, have a heap of fun, I think they call it crack (?)
Ireland was fun - definitely try the Banoffee Pie any time you see it on the menu.
Hi Beryl, How lovely to see you on one of the photos, your hair is so wonderful.Oh Kinsale is one of my fave places of all time, its so green and romantic. I worked in Dublin's Kitty O Shea's pub while I lived there for five months in my younger days and i developed quite the taste for all their blood pudding and butter and bacon
Hi Jody - Their bacon is just as good as their butter. I found Kinsale so interesting I actually took a walking tour from the local expert. I want one of the cloaks. Living in Dublin must have been so much fun - but then when you're young and single you can flit around and experience a lot of the world first hand. When my husband retires, we plan on spending 4 months at a time in whatever cities interest us.
PS, isn't banofee pie awesome? I learned to make it in Switz. You can boil a can of condensed milk to make the caramel.
Every time I ordered Banofee Pie, it was different. I love boiled condensed milk as an ending to a Mexican meal - very flan like. Do you boil the unopened cans in a big pot of water or do you open them?
You have to be careful to keep an eye on it though as too boiled and it bursts all over the ceiling. makes the house smell nice but it a bummer to clean up!
That's why you always boil up more than one can at a time - so if one bursts, you still have another one to eat. Smelling it and not getting to eat any is sheer torture.
I love banofee pie too! Although I never tried making it. Ireland looks like a lovely place to visit. Hope you had a lovely time and thanks for stopping by my blog! :))
Hi Debbie - I'm going to try Jody's idea of boiling Sweetened Condensed Milk and just adding Bananas. Put it on a Graham Cracker Crust and top with Whipped Cream.
Lovely Ireland. Immersed in Scottish/Australian genealogy, involving Irish who left during/after the famine. My tummy doesn't cope with more than a bite of banofee pie. Real butter is delicious, isn't it? And though Guinness in England is quite nice, it's not the same as Guinness in Ireland. Some things don't travel well.
Hi Shelley - Genealogy is such interesting stuff. Have a Norwegian friend who had her DNA profiled and it came back almost 75% Irish. What can you trust? Banofee Pie is so great that one bite will do it, which was lucky since I was the only one ordering it but everyone else shared it. The Guinness in Ireland even looks different.
Yes, there is a cure; try unpasteurized butter from Normandy !!xx
Normandy Butter followed by Cidre would work well.
Looks like you enjoyed your visit. Butter, pie, beer? I wouldn't know where to start.Darla
Hi Darla - Most started with the beer, but I would start with the pie!
I would love to see more of Ireland, I've had 2 very short trips to Dublin and loved it. Love banoffee pie too, I made my first one over Easter this year.
Hi Jay - How difficult was it to make Banofee Pie? Plenty of time to travel after the children get educated. And maybe by then your bad holiday luck will go away.
Hi! The bannoffe pie was pretty easy Beryl, I mainly made it as the supermarket were selling bananas off on Easter Saturday and I bought a box full for 28p! I made a pastry base as I prefer that to the crushed biscuit type. Then I think I boiled butter and brown sugar and added the condensed milk to make the toffee. Then I layered it and topped with whipped cream, it was delicious! It was a recipe off the internet.A holiday without the children, bliss!
Thanks Jay, I'll try it!
I love your pictures of Ireland, particularly the windblown sheep! Funny. And I've not heard of Irish butter but it does sound rather yummy :)
Hi Carolyn - I was surprised how windy Ireland was and that sheep made a perfect illustration. Desire for Irish butter was still haunting me; then I found it for sale in an Oklahoma Walmart!