When my fitness goes out the window and I make all the goodies I don’t eat all year.
There is one dessert I’ve been making for many years every Christmas. It’s my favourite dessert ever. I Instagrammed it and had an overwhelming number of people begging me for the recipe.
What is Banoffee Pie?
Banoffee pie is an English dessert made from bananas, cream and toffee on a buttery biscuit base It’s all in the name “banana” and “toffee” – Banoffee.
For the pie crust:
- 100g butter, melted
- 225g light digestive biscuits, crushed
For the toffee:
- 1 (400g) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
For the topping:
- 2 bananas
- 200ml carton whipping cream, lightly whipped
- Flake, crumbled
You will also need a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin, greased
Smash those biscuits to pieces. The best way is in a bag or tea towel with a mallet. Then mix it together with the melted butter. Spread on bottom of cake tin & chill.
Submerge the sweetened condensed milk in boiling water for 2.5 – 3 hours. Guys, make sure the tin is always under water, otherwise, it will explode and toffee on the ceiling is the worst!
You can cook the toffee a lot faster by pouring the milk in a saucepan, however, it gets sticky and hard to clean so I prefer cooking it in the tin the old fashion way.
Once the toffee has cooled pour it onto the biscuit base. Refrigerate until serving time.
When you are ready to dish up, slice up a couple of ripe bananas and layer on top of the toffee.
Whip cream and spread over the banana.
Crumble the flake on top, add a few more slices of banana for the look if you like and serve to the mouth-watering, drooling house guests. Enjoy!
Nigella has a BIG TIP. You can boil multiple tins of condensed milk and keep them safely for months in the cupboard. The biscuit base mix also freezes very well.
Bonus: Scrumptious Ice-Cream Sandwichs
The other thing I always make a Christmas time is these super easy ice-cream sandwichs. I’m going to put the recipe in here too as a bonus while you are cooking with sweetened condensed milk.
1 (400g) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
600ml thickened cream
2 (200g) packs of Malt biscuits
Chocolate of choice – I used Maltesers
You will also need baking paper and a tray.
Whip cream and condensed milk. This can take up to 20 minutes. Alternatively just whip the cream and fold in the sweetened condensed milk.
Crush your chocolate. And add into mixture.
Place biscuits top down on the tray.
Pour mixture over the top of biscuits.
Top with another layer of biscuits.
Cut and serve. Yummy!
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