Banoffee Pie – It’s so simple

This is the easiest pud I’m made in quite some time. I’ve always been told you need an aga for banoffee Pie, never had I been told I needed a tin opener!

I made this for pudding last night as we had a couple of friends over.

2/3 packet of digestive biscuits
60g butter
1/2 tin Nestle Carnation Caramel
2 Bananas
Small pot of whipping cream
Dark chocolate (for drizzling)

  • Pop the biscuits into a sandwich bag and wrap the bag up with a tea towel, then bash up until you have crumbs
  • Melt the butter in a pan, once melted tip in the biscuits into the pan and stir through until all the biscuits are coated in the lovely butter
  • Divide the biscuit mix between the 4 pastry cases (they are between £5 and £10 for 4 in Sainsburys) and press into the corners flattening everything with the back of a teaspoon
  • Leave in the fridge for the butter to harden for an hour or 2
  • Here’s the difficult bit; open the tin of caramel – have it sitting in a bowl of hot water so that the contents are nice and runny
  • Peel and thinly slice one of the bananas
  • Layer one – bananas

  • Layer two – caramel

  • Layer three – banana
  • Layer four – whipped cream
  • Layer five – drizzled chocolate
  • These can sit in the fridge overnight without going soggy – in fact I would recommend it so the biscuit is solid – this will make it easier to take out of the casing
  • To remove from the casing find a shot glass and place the casing GENTLY on top – WITHOUT letting go lower the casing sides away and with a very sharp knife separate the base from the biscuit – two of mine crumbled
  • Once the base is no longer attached to the casing very gently slide the pie off the case into the middle of a side plate
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl. This CAN be done in the microwave but only on the low or defrost setting otherwise it’ll burn
  • Once it is liquid and using a teaspoon drizzle the chocolate as messily as you can over the pies
  • Serve and try not to lick your plate

If you’ve been paying attention you’ll see that my picture seems to have no whipped cream, this was a huge oversight by me in that I forgot to put it on my shopping list. YOU MUST NOT MAKE IT WITHOUT cream, it would be wrong, a crime in fact… This was such a quick pudding that is so easy it almost feels like cheating! It’s so worth it as it can be made in advance without the faff of having to make space in an already crowded oven.
Make it and all will be right with the world I promise.

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