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 🙂
27 thoughts on “A day without cream”
Looks yumm..wanna try it out at the earliest..how did you make caramel?Milkmaid?
yes..just cook the milkmaid over a long period of time.
here we did in in the oven, in a bowl, over a water bath for about 3 hours.
Or you could just bunk the unopened tin into a big bowl of water, and keep it on the stove for about 4 hours, simmering. keep filling more water as it evaporates, and wait for the tin to cool down completely before opening it. Be careful, caramel can be very hot!
I made it tooo. The crust separated from my caramel, bananas, and cream layer, but that’s ok, i stuck it back on and dug in. it was reeeallly sweet. But sigh! you are right. it’s perfect. Oh! and I used low fat cream so whipping it was toughie, but I added vanilla essence to it. Bliss!
Yours was amazing! Just the perfect sweetness.
I have to try it your way soon!
My mouth is watering from reading this post
ya…mine was watering while making it too 🙂
It look really delicious.. Seriously!
thanks robin 🙂
it’s so easy to make.try it!
Oh yeah! There really is no cream. Were you looking for Amul? I’ve been looking for a month now. There is no supply anywhere.
Even in Bombay?! That is a scary thought 😦
Haha, I love this post – very inventive to find a way to make banoffee pie without cream! I’m actually attempting to make my first banoffee pie tomorrow – wish me luck!
Oh wow! I’m sure it’ll turn out super! Good luck 🙂
Mmm, that looks so good. All that dulce de leche sounds awesome! 😀
It was awesome! But we overdid a tad bit with the two layers 😉
sounds delicuious! banoffee pie is one of my favourites 🙂
Mine too 😛
This looks really good! I have never heard of this before and will have to look up the recipe and try it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂
Please do! It’s a perfect summer dessert! 🙂
I’m sorry you had to go through such a travesty, but honestly, the ice cream version sounds tastier anyway 🙂 Awesome pictures, as always!
Thanks Woody 🙂
Looks reeeallllly good!
It was 😀 😀
Three foodies getting together to create what they love – FOOD. Things can never go too wrong! With or without cream 🙂
It was meant to be four!!
You were missed 😦
looks awesome… yup cream seems to be at a premium.. Lasweek I used home made cream for my mango mousse.. But this looks gorgeous….
You had enough home-made cream for the mousse??