I don’t remember since when but I think I have forever had a sweet tooth – be it a completely Indian dish like Jalebis or somthing completely non Indian like chocolate cake. I love sweets and the first time I ever tasted a banoffee pie was at a cafe in Delhi. Though I had heard about it and seen recipes but had never been a fan of desserts involving too much cream – but off late have started loving them – so much so that when I chanced upon a recipe that seemed really easy, I had to try it.
I have made this recipe only once and it’s not mine. I used one posted by Chef Anahita Dhondy on her Instagram profile and is about a year old – but it turned out beautiful – so much so that we did not even allow it to rest for the necessary time and dived in as soon as we could – you can clearly see the melted caramel in the picture. Trust me – you will love making it and your guests will love eating it specially if you are someone who likes cream!
- 1 Milkmaid tin
- 4 Bananas
- Parle- G Biscuits (2 packs)
- 200 gms Butter (Amul)
- 500 gms Cream (Amul)
- 100 gms Icing Sugar
- 1 tspn vanilla essence
- The first step of this recipe involves making dulce-de-leche. Dulce-de-leche is made by placing an unopenend milkmaid tin in a pressure cooker and covering 3/4 of the tin in water. Remove the whistle and heat the cooker on a low flame for about an hour. Once the cooker cools down, take out the tin and open it slowly (take care not to get burnt) - what you have inside is dulce-de-leche or what is commonly known as caramel. Keep this
- Once the caramel is done, in a mixer, crush the biscuits till they have a grainy texture. We don't want it to be a very fine powder. Take the biscuits powder in a bowl and add the butter. Now, rub the butter and the biscuit powder together with hands - no need to use a mixer for this. The aroma and the feeling of rubbing the butter in just amazing.
- Now take a pie tray and line it with a little butter/ghee. Pour the prepared powder-butter mix inside and spread it evenly to cover the entire tray. Flatten it using a flat bottom bowl and place it in the fridge. Allow it to harden for about 30-40 mins
- Now take the cream and whip it till it forms soft peaks. Gradually add in the vanilla essence and the icing sugar and whip it again till it is just combined. Don't overwhip the cream.
- On the side, slice the bananas into thin slices - these will be used as one one of the layers in the pie.
- Time to assemble!! - Get your pie dish out of the fridge and spread a layer of caramel. Now place the bananas on top of it and make a thick layer - bananas lend a different taste to the entire dessert. Now pour cream over the bananas and let it rest. Allow the pie to rest in the fridge for atleast 4-5 hours.
- Once done, before serving - add some chocolate shavings on the top of the pie or may be butterscotch crumble on top - garnish it as you like - it will taste amazing I am sure!
Please make the recipe and let me know in the comments below how did you like it!