Monday, June 7, 2010

Chocolate Banoffee Pies: Easy pies for the chocolate and banana lovers!

Chocolate and banana again, well I think it's one of the best combination in the food world, haha. Actually I happen to love both of them, they are great on their own and the best when coming together.




I feel like there are nothing much to say about this kind of dessert, only that I love it.

Banoffee pie is the combination of banana and toffee sauce. The easiest way to get the toffee sauce is... going out to buy a can of dulce de leche, ^ ^, but the problem is if you don't have it at home or you don't want to go to buy it what can you do? 

For me I just boil one can of the sweetened condensed milk in the pan over low heat for 4 hours (some people said that this method can be dangerous, but I have to say that everything in the kitchen will be dangerous if you don't pay attention to it). The key is always adding the water to cover most of the can and don't use high heat, that's all, then allow it to cool before open it.
For this recipe, I make a little change because I love to use the Oreo cookies (one of my favorite ^ ^), instead of the chocolate digestive cookie, which I don't usually have it at home. And if you like Oreo as much as I do you will love this banoffee pies more than the original version too, haha.

Actually I start to realize that I have many recipe that use the Oreo, so don't be surprised when you see my next post to have this name "Oreo" again, haha.


Chocolate banoffee pies 
MAKES 6 









Oreo cookies ............................. 250g 
Unsalted butter ........................ 180g 
Dark chocolate, chopped ...........75g 
Caramel condensed milk 
[dulce de leche] ........................ 395g
Brown sugar ............................. 100g
Golden syrup ............................ 1 tbsp
Double cream ............................ 300ml 
Small bananas, sliced ............... 2 
..................................................... Chocolate curl, to serve








1.Take the cream out of the cookies. Crumble the Oreo into a food processor. Melt 80g of the butter, then add to the crumbs. Pulse to combine. 




Press over the base and sides of 6 l0cm loose-bottomed fluted tart tins. Chill for 20 minutes until firm .




2. Warm the caramel, and the remaining butter and the sugar in a pan over a low heat. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the syrup.





3.Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Allow to melt, then stir very gently until smooth. Pour the chocolate into the caramel mixture and stir until smooth.


4.Place the sliced banana and fill the tins with the caramel mixture, smoothing with a palette knife. Chill for at least 1 hour to set.
5. In a bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. 
6.To serve, top the pies with, whipped cream, dust with cocoa and sprinkle with the chocolate curl.



Chocolate Banoffee Pies: Easy pies for the chocolate and banana lovers!

4 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, and I want to make this! I am wondering, is it safe to boil a can though?

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  3. Hi,
    Boiling a can of condensed milk seen to make some people worried ^ ^".
    But it's safe as long as you don't let the water in the pan dry.

    Pook

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  4. This recipe is terrific! Made it with my mom yesterday and it was perfect! It turned out what we expect. If you are looking for more tasty and delicious recipes -- Now is the right time to make one just watch the videos and follow list of recipes at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com for more exciting and delectable recipes. Have fun!!

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