Sunday, 22 December 2013

Banoffee Pie

Yesterday I posted the recipe of one of the very popular bengali sweets Chum-Chum for Sweet Fantasy Club ( SFC ) a group started by Preeti Garg of Simplytadka.Com . And today it is the turn of yet another popular and easy dessert called Banoffee Pie .

This is a very easy dish. The only time consuming part being cooking the milkmaid tin in boiling water for almost 2 hours. But then when you open the tin you understand that your efforts were worth the wait. If the toffee inside was not meant to be used in this dessert my husband and son would have happily finished off the whole tin, as the toffee which gets prepared inside is so delcious. I literally had to keep the toffee away from their hunting eyes so that I could use it in the dessert . Off couse they did manage to eat few spoonfuls of it anyways.

If you don't want to use the whole tin then make the toffee and keep the remaining  in fridge in an airtight container for future use - i.e if you have the guarantee that it would stay safe from the eyes of your family members.

Thanks Preeti once again for this amazingly wonderful dessert. In fact we loved it so much that I made it thrice on different occasions .

Ingredients :

( makes 10 to 12 medium sized bowls )

2 packs..................Digestive Marie biscuits
1/4 to 1/2 cup.........melted amul butter
1 tin .....................milkmaid
6 ........................bananas ( peeled and sliced)
6 cup.................whipped fresh cream
3 to 4  tbsp.................chocolate shavings
2 tbsp..................cocoa powder

Method :

Take a big vessel filled with water and boil it.

When water starts boiling immerse the milkmaid tin completely in it .

Continue boiling for almost 2 hours or more.

After 2 hours take the tin out and let it cool completely to room temperature.

Open the tin and you will find that the milk inside has become golden brown and thick like caramel .

This is called toffe and we are going to use this as a second layer for our pie.

Now let's start making our  first i.e the bottom most layer .

Put the marie biscuits in a plastic bag and crush them coarsely with a rolling pin .

Now add the  butter and mix both with your finger tips.

The texture of the  mixture should resemble bread crumbs.

Take 10 bowls or ramekins if you want to bake .

I did not bake the base and still the dessert was equally sinful.

Distribute the crumbled mixture evenly in all the bowls and press with the back of the spoon.

Actually your fingers do the job better.

Now if your are going to bake then put the ramekins in oven and bake at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

Or else just keep the bowls in fridge and chill for 2 hours.

After two hours take out the bowls and distribute the milkmaid toffee equally in all the bowls.

Spread it evenly and then arrange the sliced bananas on it.

On top of the slices put spoonful of fresh whipped cream and chill till serving time.

While serving sprinkle cocoa powder , chocolate shavings and decorate with walnut halves.


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