- 1 tin Carnation Condensed Milk
- 9 oz (225g) / 10-12 McVities Digestive Biscuits
- Alternatively use Hob Nobs
- 3 oz (75g) butter
- 3-4 Bananas
- Double / whipping cream (1 medium carton)
- Cocoa powder or Chocolate for topping
Easy Banoffee Pie ,
By Dan 28 (pastry chef), Warwick
Dan Comments: This easy recipe was learned from my mother, and uses simple ingredients. Rather than other banoffee pie recipes, there is no additional sugar added to the cream, avoiding making this pie too rich (sickly). Either McVities Digestives or Hob Nobs (or both) can be used for the base. Please share this recipe / enjoy. “A great party recipe”
Banoffee Pie Recipe
- Grease an 8 inch (20 cm) round loose-based cake tin (the pie will be ushed up through the tin).
- Without opening the contents, place the tin of condensed milk in a pan of water and bring to the boil, leaving to simmer for 1 hour and 45 mins. ALTERNATIVELY, buy ready boiled Carnation Toffee in a tin, warm per instructions, and pour over base (see later).
Meanwhile make the banoffee pie biscuit base:
- Melt the butter in a pan on a very low heat to allow time to crush the biscuits.
- Break and crush the biscuits and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add the melted butter to the biscuits and stir thoroughly (biscuit appears quite dry but this will set hard – see next step)
- Press the biscuit mix into the cake tin starting from the centre and working to the edge so that it’s flat in the middle but rises (ramps) up to the edges, approximately 3cm high (this will form a slight bowl or hollow shape to stop the melted condensed milk from touching the edges.
Place biscuit base in the fridge for about an hour to set.
Make the cream topping:
- Whisk the cream until thick.
- Half of the bananas CAN be chopped and added to the mix at this stage. HOWEVER, as the remaining bananas are to be added at the end, the bananas can be added to the cream just before it is added to the cake.
Making the pie:
- After an hour and 45 minutes, carefully remove the cooked condensed milk tin from the simmering pan, and without opening, leave to one side for about 5 minutes.
- Carefully open the tin and pour the contents onto the biscuit base, spreading evenly.
- Leave to chill for an hour in the fridge (or if short of time, 30 minutes in the freezer).
- If not already done (earlier), chop half the bananas and add to the cream.
- Spread the cream over the chilled pie.
- Chop the remaining bananas and place decoratively on top.
- Finally, decorate by sprinkling either cocoa powder, crushed cadburys flake, or shaved chocolate.
- Voila – Enjoy !
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