Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Banoffee Pie

We went to another friend's do today - a Boxing Day buffet. For my plate, I arranged to take desert. After some consultation with some friends about the best thing to take, I plumped with banoffee pie (thanks to Bisy for the idea). I then discovered this is the host's favourite pudding - no pressure there then!!
I made some mince pies with the Princess of Power and Twirly Boy the other day - cleverly using the pre-rolled sweet pastry I had in the freezer which was meant for the banoffee pie. Doh! I have to admit I couldn't be faffed to make my own pastry this time, so decided instead to use my friend S's caramel slice recipe as the starting point:

Banoffee Pie a la Cherrypie!
8-10 portions

For the biscuit base
1 cup plain flour
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
125 g melted butter
For the caramel
1 large tin condensed milk
2 tbsp golden syrup
30g butter
Topping
4-5 medium bananas
250ml double cream

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  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease a 8 inch cake pan.
  • Mix all the base ingredients together. Press into the cake pan, and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Add the condensed milk, syrup and butter to a pan. Preferably a non stick as it will be much easier to clean out the toffee later.
  • Bring to the boil, and simmer for 4 minutes, stirring all the time.
  • Spread the hot toffee sauce (looks quite fudgy at this stage) over the biscuit base.
  • Return the tin to the oven, and bake for further 10 mins at 180 C.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • When completely cool, slice the bananas and arrange over the toffee.
  • Top with whipped cream. Decorate with chopped nuts, dusted chocolate etc.

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The buffet was really lovely. My desert was just one of many contributions (all of which were scrummy). I was chuffed to bits though when the host told me that it was one of the best he had tasted. As he is a master connoseur of banoffee pie (!) I took this as praise indeed.

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August Girl said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous!!!

Cherrypie said...

Thanks, AG. So easy too :-D

Bex said...

Looks very yummy indeed!

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