Plan: Making Banoffee Pie
People involved: 2 crazy friends and me
Roadblock: There was no cream
I kid you not. We looked in at least 8 shops. None had any cream.
Trauma. Shock. Horror. Despair. Over-reaction.
But we were determined. We wanted to make Banoffee Pie.
And that is what we did.
We worked with what we had.
We crushed digestive biscuits.
We made dulce de leche (caramel).
We drank Hazelnut Baileys. (This is an optional step, but it greatly enhances the recipe making process.)
We chopped bananas.
Not one layer.
But, two thick gorgeous layers of both banana and caramel.
We still had no cream though.
Wait for it…
We used good ol’ vanilla ice cream!
And then we ate. And it was good.
The grainy saltiness of the biscuits offset the general creamy sweetness very well.
The caramel was thick and exquisite, though in retrospect I can say (with a heavy heart) that one layer would have sufficed and would have also been less heart-attack inducing.
However, if you have an extreme sweet tooth and absolutely no history of diabetes- go right ahead 🙂
In the end, we did it 🙂
Banoffee pie success.
So now you know how to make Banoffee if you’re ever without cream, though I pray that you never suffer such great tragedy.
Have a happy cream-filled day you’ll 🙂