Phew... I found a tiny bit of time to write something on the blog! I must admit, visit of Bakesaurus' cousin is pretty time consuming. You know, drinking tea, nibbling on sweets, chitchatting... Cakesaurus is incredibly friendly but at the same time sort of picky. I found out he loves cakes and pies with bananas! So I couldn't make anything tastier than banoffee pie. Banoffee is a combination of two delicious words: "banana" and "toffee". The very first time I came across this flavour combo was in London. On that day I had my tongue pierced and had to go to work and serve customers for another 8 hours. As my tongue was seriously swollen I was unable to eat anything. So I ordered a cold, cold banoffe milkshake at one coffee shop (I also believed it will diminish swelling). Wow! Wow! And one more time - wow! Do you sometimes have the feeling that something taste just... perfectly right? For instance: mozzarella and basil. Or spinach and garlic. Apples and cinnamon. I have that feeling when it comes to bananas and toffee. You just cannot eat these two separately! Try this combination and you will love it! And especially try it as banoffe pie!

Banoffe Pie

24cm diameter pie form

Ingredients:

  • 250g digestive cookies
  • 100g butter, unsalted
  • 6 small bananas
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 can (about 460g) dulce de leche
  • 3 squares of dark chocolate
  • 350-400g heavy cream
  • cocoa powder for decorating

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC. Finely crush the cookies, for instance, in a blender and place them in a bowl. Melt butter and add to the cookies. In a separate bowl mash 1 banana and add to the bowl with cookies. Stir thoroughly and line a pie form with the prepared crust. Flatten and press, especially near the edges. Bake for 15 minutes and cool completely.
  2. Cut the rest of the bananas and sprinkle with lemon juice squeezed from the lemon half. Place them on the prepared crust.
  3. Place dulce de leche in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer for 1 minute until smooth. Pour onto the prepared bananas.
  4. Grate chocolate over the pie.
  5. In a separate bowl whip the cream and decorate the pie using a pastry bag or a large spoon. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Enjoy!

A to kuzyn Bakesaurusa - Cakesaurus!

Karolina

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