Yesterday, we did a live instagram session in which we taught how to make a Banoffee Pie! Over 50 people attended and we were sent plenty of pictures of finished pies afterwords. If you are interested in participating in our live sessions remember to subscribe below and follow us on instagram!
Banoffee Pie is a classic British dessert which is based on the flavours banana and toffee (hence the word ban-offee) This dessert is absolutely delicious and is perfect for events lie dinner parties or a normal lunch at home. So let's get started!
15 - 20 graham biscuits (mildly sweet)
4 tbsp melted butter (salted or unsalted, it doesn't matter)
1 tin condensed milk
2 sliced bananas
350ml whipped cream
1 tsp cocoa powder
How to make the toffee syrup:
Take your tin of condensed milk and put it in a pressure cooker filled with water. DO NOT OPEN THE LID OF THE TIN. If you don't have a pressure cooker (this is the one we use) you can use a cooking pot instead.
Make sure the tin is completely covered with water. If you are using a pressure cooker, remove the whistle (close the cooker lid though)
Now put the cooker on the stove in medium heat for 90 minutes. However, if you are using a cooking pot (which should also should be covered) it should be on medium heat as well but for 2 1/2 hours. Also, if you are using a cooking pot instead you may have to keep checking on it to make sure the water isn't evaporating. This is not a problem for the pressure cooker- users.
Once it's done, take out the tin and let it cool down. Your toffee syrup is ready!
How to make the pie crust:
Crush the graham biscuits in a hand grinder until it becomes a fine powder.
Pour the melted butter in this fine powder.
Mix well with spatula.
Now put this mixture in a pie tart tray and evenly spread it.
Press it gently with a spoon (or something flat)
Keep the tray in your fridge for 30 minutes.
How to make the actual dessert:
Take the pie tray out of the fridge. Now pour the toffee syrup on top of the pie crust and spread.
Create a layer of sliced bananas on top of the toffee syrup.
Now, cover the bananas with one more layer of toffee syrup (optional, only if you want your pie to be very sweet)
Either way, add a layer of whipped cream on top of it all.
Smoothen it out and sut some cocoa powder on top of the pie.
Leave your pie in the fridge for 2 hours for the best results!
Here is a video to help: