One recipe that has been asked for, so many times from my mum is this delicious banana banoffee layered pie. I can truly say I can make this blindfolded! I knew how to make it when I was only 12, as it was an still is my uncles favourite dessert -though he eats less now, being all health conscious now-.
This picture should give you a delicious detailed description of this pie. It is fairly simple to make, easy to assemble an can be made ahead by 2 days in an air tight container. I just made this for an ‘Women’s Islamic PJ Party’, it got rave reviews with people going as far as to say ‘you have to teach me how to cook!’.
If you don’t like bananas in your dessert, this isn’t for you. My sister’s hubby doesn’t really like banoffee, coz he thinks no dessert should have bananas in them.
I once came across a blog post, I don’t remember whose, but something stuck with me an that is that ‘people eat with their eyes’ when they browse blog posts. So I think I’ll let your eyes do the eating
- 250g packet Super Wine biscuit
- 125g arrowroot biscuit
- 100g softened butter
- 1 can condensed milk
- 2 cans water
- 2-3 bananas
- 250ml long life cream
- 3 tsp sugar
- ground cinnamon for dusting (optional)
- Process the biscuits till finely crushed, add the softened butter. Press into a 30x20cm dish.
- Pour the condensed milk into a sauce pan, using the condensed milks tin add 2 tins of water. Place on the stove and bring to a gentle simmer. Let it simmer for 40-60 min. Constantly stir to avoid it sticking to the bottom of the pan. The mixture will reduce by 1/2 the amount you started with. It should become a thick mixture. Pour this mixture over the biscuit base and allow it to cool completely.
- Slice the bananas over the condensed milk layer (see pic for reference). Whip the whipping cream with the 3 tsp of sugar, and spread evenly over the bananas. Dust with the cinnamon, refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
- The dish you makes it in does not have be the exact measurements of what I have given above, it can be smaller or bigger, just don't go too big or too small :).