Some of you wanted to know how to make Banoffee Pie after I wrote about Smiley's reaction to one made by my talented SIL. So I asked very nicely and she has given away her secret recipe - for free!
After all, what better time than the end of the summer holidays to bake something really special for the kids? It just might stop them thinking about the dreaded 's' word, ooh for at least 30 seconds....and the pie may not last much longer than that.
Ingredients For the caramel sauce: 1 (397g) tin of condensed milk
or 397g can condensed milk 175g (6oz) butter 75g (3oz) caster sugar Base: 350g of digestives biscuits 150g of melted butter 1 pot of double cream 2-3 bananas, sliced 1. To make the toffee sauce, there are 2 methods:
The easiest is to boil the tin for 2 - 3 hours. Keep checking that the tin is fully immersed in water. You will need to keep topping the water level up. The longer it is boiled, the thicker the caramel. A quicker method is to melt the butter and sugar over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is golden in colour. Use a thick based pan to prevent it sticking. Add the condensed milk, stir constantly and bring to the boil. Keep stirring until the caramel is thick and golden (for 2 - 4 mins). Cool.
2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and stir in the crushed biscuits until the two bind together. Press the mixture into the base of cake tin or pie dish. Chill.
3. Slice the bananas and arrange on the biscuit base. Spread the cooled caramel over the top. Whip the cream until it is stiff and pour on.
Grate chocolate on the top.
How can you resist this? Just hide those bathroom scales and enjoy :)