Banoffee challenge

Banoffee pie is magical. You have to agree.
Gooey caramel, you’re wonderful. I want to marry thee.
Biscuit, bananas, and whipped cream: how perfect are you three?
Banoffee pie is magical. You have to agree.


Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I can tell you about the Banoffee challenge.


To celebrate watching the final part of the LOTR trilogy- The Return of the King (btw how HOT is Aragorn?!), two Banoffees were to be made. One by me and one by a friend.



Except that this friend bought it instead of making it! He wants to remain name-less of course, but it’s his birthday today- so Happy Birthday πŸ™‚


I tried to create Anduril (Aragorn’s sword) on my Banoffee pie. It is of course, more the spirit of the sword, than a realistic version πŸ™‚



At the end of the day, there was just a lot of delicious Banoffee on everyone’s plate. And no one was complaining πŸ™‚



If you want to see what I baked for the other LOTR movie viewings, here they are:


The Fellowship of the Ring- Sauron’s eye cupcakes
The Two Towers- Ent Tart
Also, I made Banoffee once before with ice-cream instead of cream. We died a bit with the sweetness, but other than that it was nice!


Mondays are better with Banoffee pie. Actually all days are πŸ™‚
Make some and you’ll see.


Banoffee Pie


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 4 hours (the caramel) + cooling + setting
Serves: 8


Ingredients:


400g tin condensed milk
120 g digestive biscuits, roughly crushed
30 g butter, melted
3 ripe bananas, sliced into rounds
200 ml cream
2 tbsp icing sugar


Method:


1. First we need to make the Dulce de leche. This is the BEST caramel of your life. And it couldn’t be easier to make. Just put an unopened tin of condensed milk in a pan of water (the tin should be covered all the way with water) and let it boil on a simmer for 4 hours. Keep adding water to make sure the whole tin is covered throughout the boiling process. After 4 hours, take it off the flame and let it come to room temperature. Open it only once it’s absolutely cool. What you see will be the best caramel you’ve ever eaten.
2. Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and line the base of your serving dish with the biscuit crumbs in an even layer, pressing down as you do so.
3, Add your heavenly caramel or Dulce de leche all over the biscuit base in an even layer. Top with the sliced bananas and refrigerate.
4. Whip the cream with the icing sugar till semi-solid peaks form. Take the dish out of the refrigerator and put the whipped cream over the bananas in an even layer, before chilling again. Let it set overnight for best results or at least for 5 hours before you dig in.

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6 thoughts on “Banoffee challenge

  1. Coincidences of coincidences..someone linked up to your banoffie recipe on Facebook today, and I thought I recognised a familiar URL.

    I was trying to find your post that I’d first commented on, but I can’t seem to find it. (Slight OCD to maintain the same name-email-URL combo from that comment).

    This is my version of it, from May last year. The article is a little racy, but still, here goes:

    http://followmyrecipe.blogspot.com/2011/05/he-promised-it-would-be-better-than-sex.html

  2. I love banoffee pie and have made it a couple of times. The last time around I lined a pie dish with the biscuit crumb crust and baked it for 10-12 mins. Then filled it with the caramel and bananas and topped with whipped cream, After a few hours in the fridge the crumb crust held together, and it actually looked like a PIE!

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