A massive classic over here, the banoffee pie is absolutely unknown in France. I never had the occasion to taste it or to make it so it was time for me to have a go!
I found a recipe which looked great and mouth watering and added my own touch. Instead of making a big pie, I decided to make 6 little ones mainly because we are only 3 living at home for the moment and I didn’t want to stuff myself with banoffee pie; I have to be presentable in my Christmas dress!!
I made my own pastry which is much longer to do but much more delicious as well.
– Shortcrust pastry , baked blind
– 2 bananas
– 2 tablespoons of sugar
– 50ml of milk
– 150ml of double cream
– Half a teaspoon of instant coffee, diluted in a tablespoon of hot water
– Vanilla extract or vanilla pod
– Dark chocolate curls
First, put the sugar in a pan (don’t use a non stick one, in just ruined mine because of this recipe) and wait until the sugar melts and makes a caramel. Don’t stir it at all.
Mash one of the bananas with the milk and when the sugar has dissolved, pour the banana mixture into it until you have a nice banana caramel. Pour this caramel into the pastry. Let it cool down for half an hour or more.
When the caramel is cooled, cut the other banana into slices and arrange them on the caramel.
Whisk the double cream until stiff with some vanilla. Add the coffee (you can always add the half if it’s too strong) and mix it up. Put some cream on each pie and sprinkle with chocolate curls!