Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Super easy yummy banoffee pie

Dinoboy has decided he really likes this particular banoffee pie and it was easy enough for him to make with a little supervision. We made a small quantity - I normally just wing the amounts. You’ll need the following if you want to try making this. Feel free to adjust the amounts to suit the number of people you wish to serve. This recipe probably serves either 2 adults or 3 kids I reckon.

Digestive / sweetmeal biscuits (we used 6 regular McVities digestive biscuits – because that was all I had left! I’d probably use a few more to get a thicker base)
15 - 20gm melted butter
1 large banana
Dulce de Leche (we didn’t have regular Dulce de leche – so we used the chocolate version! Any shop-bought Dulce de Leche would do)
Double cream (we used about 250ml)
Half a teaspoon of sugar
Few drops of pure Vanilla extract

You’ll have to make the biscuit base at least a couple of hours ahead of serving so it has time to harden in the fridge. We made ours in the morning before school / work. Crush the biscuits up finely. We used our trusty baby food-grinder to do this but a zip-lock bag and a rolling pin would be equally effective.


Melt the butter gently in your microwave or over a tub of hot water. Add the melted butter to the biscuit crumbs and mix it up well. Press the crumb mixture into the base of a dish or in our case, a plastic tub. Put it into the fridge and leave it for a couple of hours or longer.


Slice up the banana and lay the slices on top of your biscuit base. (check out the look of concentration on that face. Love it!)


Then pour on - or in our case, squeeze on the Dulce de Leche. Here’s what ours looks like.


Dinoboy likes this part. MissyMoo does too. You want a generous layer of Dulce de Leche on top of the banana slices.


In a mixing bowl, pour in the double cream, add the sugar and vanilla extract and whisk it until it’s whipped and thick. Spread the whipped cream on top of your banana and Dulce de Leche.


Lightly cover with a sprinkle of your choice. You can use cocoa powder or in our case, Dinoboy wanted rainbow sugar sprinkles.


Dinoboy and MissyMoo really enjoyed this dessert.

Haha! Look at MissyMoo's face!


If you do have a go at this recipe, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - the kids seem to be enjoying that one! It's not my cup of tea, but I'm difficult to feed these days.

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