Hello all..!So this is our first post ever! Yayyiee for FoodTravelFashion and a big thanks to you all for reading it! We’re two friends, who are drop dead crazy about food. Be it eating it or making it, we never fail disappoint! I hope you’ll love our recipes, we’ll try to keep ’em easy, tasty and GLAM! Please visit our blog regularly for daily recipes, travel posts and fashion tips!
After much contemplation, me and my partner-in-blog Maitri decided to share our most loved, yet dreaded and by far the easiest dessert as our first recipe on the blog- Banoffee pie! Now, I know it looks like a lot of work but believe me, it can’t get any easier than this! This recipe is a ‘must try’ and will soon become a regular at your dinner parties once you realize how easy it is. After random browsing on the internet for ‘easy banoffee pie recipes’ I came across one at www.carnation.co.uk which was perfect. This recipe was for 12 people so I halved it to better suit my appetite and the size of my 8cm dish.
So my beloved readers, here goes the first ever recipe on this blog, which is the ‘Oh so easy’ Banoffee Pie. (Just in case you’re wondering why are the words ‘Oh so easy’ prefixed to the normally-referred-to-as-banoffee-pie, it’s because I can bet you will utter those words once you’re done making it, it’s that easy!)
What are we cooking?- ‘Oh so easy’ Banoffee Pie!
What are we using?
For the Base:
40 gms of Butter
100 gms Digestive Biscuits (I used the good ol McVities Digestive biscuits)
For the Caramel:
200 gms of Condensed Milk
50 gms Butter
50 gms Brown Sugar
For the Top and Garnish:
3-4 Bananas sliced length-wise
100 gms whipping cream
Grated Dark Chocolate for garnish
To serve, I used an 8 cm dish. You can also use a loose-bottomed pan to have a free standing pie.
What are we doing?
Step 1: Grind the biscuits in a food processor or crush them very finely with your hands using something heavy like a pestle and mortar. Melt the butter in a microwave and add it to the crushed biscuits. Transfer this mixture to your serving dish and spoon the mixture onto the base. Cover the dish to make a pie shell. Refrigerate it for 15 minutes.
Step 2: The tricky bit: The only thing you have to do in this recipe, is make caramel. Rest of it will take care of itself. So, in a non stick heavy bottomed pan, melt the butter and sugar on low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved completely (which will take a little while), add the condensed milk. Bring the mixture to a roaring boil and cook it for a minute. Remember to stir throughout. The end result will be a beautiful golden thick caramel. Toss the this caramel over the chilled biscuit base and refrigerate for an hour.
Step 3: The fun part. On top of chilled caramel add a good double layer of sliced bananas. Top it with slightly whipped cream (the cream has to form soft peaks). Garnish it with good quality dark chocolate and Voila! you’re a pro dessert maker.
You can make your versions of this Banoffee pie. Follow the same recipe but serve it small ramekins, one for each guest, Each one , Eat one! You could also make the base in a tart shell which will up the GLAM quotient!
I hope you have fun making and eating my ‘Oh so easy’ Banoffee Pie. Let me know how it turned out by commenting on this post and if you have any queries or complaints, please write back. 🙂
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