So I am addicted to Pintrest. Haven’t heard of Pintrest? Well let me give yo a little explanation… I call it Bookmarks in Steroids. Pintrest is another social network, specifically focused on things people find to do, read, laugh at, eat, and share on the Internet. It can make anyone feel like they have the super powers to cook, craft, or do just about anything.
So one of the first recipes I wanted to try was dubbed Banoffee Pie. In all honesty, however, Pintrest was not the first place I saw this recipe; that was Smashed Peas and Carrots blog. Confession #2 – It was far from the first recipe I tried from Pintrest. In any case, it will be my first in my series of Pintrest inspired posts. So, without further ado, my attempt at Banoffee pie. It really is a simple pie to make.
Here is the recipe I would suggest(kinda a combo of a few I found)
1 container of Milk Chocolate Hob Nobs (look for them on the international foods isle – you can use the ones w/o the Chocolate or the one’s labeled “Digestives” as well)
4 tbsp of butter, melted (I used 1 stick, but I would go for less next time)
3 ripe bananas (I only used 2)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (or dulce de leche)
2 cups whipping cream
4 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 bar of chocolate
Before you begin you will need to make some Dulche De Leche / Toffee sauce. It is really easy and a lot of fun (especially the part where your husband questions why the heck you have a sealed can in boiling water). Put your can of Condensed milk (yes sealed) into either a crockpot or a saucepan and cover (yes completely submerge) with water. If using the crockpot turn it on low for 8-9 hours, if using the Sauce pan, take the can out and bring the water to a boil. Once it is boiling, add the can in and put the lid on. Let it boil for 2 hours (add water as needed to ensure it stays submerged). Yes this works and yes it is yummy. CAREFULLY remove the can from the water and allow to cool COMPLETELY before proceeding.
Crush the the Cookies/Digestives, either by hand with a ziploc bag and a rolling pin or using your handy dandy Food Processor (my choice). Melt the butter and mix in with the crushed cookies until well incorporated (kind of a wet sand texture). Press into your favorite Pie pan (I have also seen it done with a springform pan). Bake the pie crust in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes to set it. Remove and cool completely.
In the mean time, slice your Bananas and whip your cream. Add Vanilla and powdered sugar to the whipped cream as you whipping it for a little flavor/sweetness. Set aside.
Once your Crust and sauce are completely cooled, layer the sliced bananas in the crust and then pour on the sauce. It will look something like this when you are done:
Add on your freshly whipped cream and grate on your favorite chocolate (I used a micro-plane, but you can use a regular cheese grater, just use the small side). Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
This was a HUGE hit with the hubby and kids. Though, I do recommend making it when it will all be consumed at once. The flavor was better the second day, but the toffee sauce kind of leaked out all over the rest of the pan.
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