Happy Valentines Day

img_4602img_20170205_203248img_20170205_203359 “How would you like to celebrate Valentine, today?” I asked Virat on our way to his bus stand.

“I want a day off from study.” He immediately spoke up.

Back home, when I put the same question in front of Inder.  “We can go for Pizza, if you like.”  He responded sensibly.

Our  day would definitely be different, if it, was not working.  But now, we all will be staying at home, finishing our regular tasks, eating home cooked food and Virat would definitely not getting any relief from studies.DulBanoffee ShotsBanoffee Shots

However, a dessert can fit in any situation; at any time and day.

Banoffee Shots

Recipe adapted from Maria Goretti
Serve 6


  • Marie or Digestive biscuits – 8
  • Melted Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Dulce de leche (recipe follows) – 4 tbsp
  • Banana, chopped into very small pieces – 1
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp
  • Whipped cream – 1/2 cup
  • Dark chocolate to decorate


In your chopped banana add a dash of lemon juice (that will prevent them from browning).

Coarsely crush the biscuits, add melted butter and mix it well.  Spoon this mixture equally into 6 shot glasses.

Make second layer of dulce de leche.

Third layer would be of bananas.

For fourth layer pipe some whipped cream.

Garnish with some grated chocolate.

Dulce de leche


  • A can of condensed milk


Place the can of condensed milk into the boiling water (*Please see the note).   Bring water to a boil then reduce heat to low. Let it simmer on low gas  for 3 hours. Take the can out and let it sit on the counter and once it cooled down completely remove the lid from the can and use wherever you required.

*Make sure the can is always fully submerged in water, with the water level at least 1 inch (and preferably more) above it. If the can is not fully submerged, it can overheat, tear, and even explode. Also, never try to open a hot can of dulce de leche: Wait until the can has cooled to room temperature before opening it.



2 thoughts on “Happy Valentines Day

  1. Yes. We also did the same but with a celebratory drink but without desert to grace the occasion. See you all soon. Viral, I know you would have prepared well for exams by 19 th, let me take you and other siblings to the Haryanavi Icon..Dangal. Hope it is still running in a nearby theatre. Taking off today from Auckland by SINGAPORE AIRLINES. Overnight with cousins at Singapore. 16-18 ( 3 Nights) Feb. in Mumbai first followed by 19-21 ( 3 Nights) in Delhi from Morning of 19 th till Evening of 24 th before flying from Delhi back to Auckland with a brief layover of 1 hour while returning. Pleaae be through with your studies and let others like Vandu and Mudthi who are studying take a short break for half of the day with parents permission.

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