Thursday, December 23, 2010

Banoffee Pie Recipe

Here's what ya need:

Ok so you can either make or buy a pre-made crust with graham crackers, make your own pastry crust (yum!) or a premade pastry crust...OR
you can make your own crust with digestive biscuits...yeah I know I had never heard of these bad boys either..but you can find them in the international aisle at your grocery store..(probably)
EITHER: a prepared pie crust or graham cracker crust OR:
1 package of digestive biscuits
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1 stick of butter softened (unsalted)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3 or 4 large slightly green bananas
1 1/2 cups heaving whipping cream
a little bit of freshly ground coffee (optional)
powdered sugar (optional)

FIRST:
Ground up the biscuits in your food processor, then add the butter and ginger.. pulse a few times until you have a you have a crumbly crust. Place in a 9 inch pie plate. You can use the bottom of a cup and tap the crumbs down to form a crust..or just use your hands! Place in fridge.
SECOND: (well you could actually do this part ahead of time if you want!)Ok so this is the dangerous part... you can probably make toffee another way but this is the way I did it... (I used more than one can so I would have a few all prepared if I wanted to make another pie) Place one can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water and boil for about 3 hours. MAKE SURE the can is completely submerged (COVERED COMPLETELY) in water and the top is on your pot. You will have to watch this pot! You will need to add water to it. Now remember it's dangerous- there is a chance that the can could possibly explode...SO be careful!

Once you have the toffee step finished and the can is cooled completely...take the pie crust out of the fridge. Open your sweetened condensed milk can.. and scoop out all of the toffee goodness into the pie crust.
THIRD: Place the bananas over your toffee- I slice the bananas in half the long way and lay them across the toffee. You can also slice them into rounds..whatever you want!

FINALLY: take the one and half cups of heavy cream/whipping cream and whip it up until you have a nice thick whipped cream. You can add a little powdered sugar to the cream and/or the freshly ground coffee it you would like. (I added 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp of ground coffee to mine)
Pipe or spread the whipped cream on top of your bananas! That's it!
If you would like to add a little chocolate dusting or curls for a little extra something...go for it! :)

Enjoy!







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