Introduction: The Best Banoffee Pie EVER!!
My wife makes the best banoffee pie in the known universe (not that I'm biased or anything) ;-) Here is the recipe
Apart from melting some butter and golden syrup there is no cooking required in this recipe
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Step 1: Ingredients
Ginger nut biscuits 9oz/250g (about a pack and a half)
Butter 4.5 oz/125g
Golden Syrup 1.5 tablespoons
Caramel or condensed milk 1 tin 13oz/380g
Bananas 2-3 depending on size
Grated dark chocolate
Step 2: Crush the Ginger Nuts (sounds Painful)
I put the ginger nut biscuits in a bag (I use a reusable shopping bag) and crushed them using a hammer.
You want them broken up but not completely powdered, about 2-5mm chunks
Step 3: Grease the Pan
I greased a 10 inch flan dish with butter
Step 4: Melt the Butter and Golden Syrup
Melted in a dish over a pan of boiling water until a smooth liquid
Step 5: Glueing the Biscuits Back Together
Add the biscuit crumbs into the butter/syrup mix and stir thoroughly
Step 6: Spread in Pan
Spread the mix in the pan pushing hard up against the edges to make a shallow case.
Press it all down at the bottom so the base is nice and firm
Put in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to firm up
Step 7: Add the Caramel
Now you could take your life in your own hands and boil a tin of condensed milk for 2 hours then open the pressurised tin showering yourself (and the curtains/walls/ceilings)with napalm like red hot caramel (that's what we used to have to do in the UK) but here in sunny NZ we can get tins of ready made caramel, it's a no-brainer really
Spread the caramel over the base!!! Go to the nearest emergency room/casualty department for 3rd degree caramel burns
Step 8: Go Bananas
Slice the bananas (about 5-10 mm thick and place on top (nice and neat like in the picture)
Step 9: Add Whipped Cream
Don't overwhip the cream as it will go buttery
Make sure that you completely cover the bananas otherwise they will go brown and nobody wants that!
I suppose if you are a complete heathen you could use canned whipped cream spray ---- DON'T GO THERE!!!!
It will not be stable enough and will collapse looking horrible, real cream please we are not at home to Mr Diet today
Step 10: Choc Time
Grate chocolate over the top, I like to use a decent quality 70% cocoa (Cadburys Old Gold)
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