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Banoffee pie

Feb 21, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: A to Z of recipes, Desserts, Quick and easy recipes

Banoffee Pie

A simple modern day classic.

Serves 12 Preparation time 25 mins Cooking time 30 mins Cost per portion £0.19

Final assembly of pie:
1.Slice the bananas and layer the pieces on top of the biscuit base.
2. Cover the bananas with the toffee sauce.
3. Cover the toffee sauce with the whipped cream.
4. Grate some chocolate on top of the cream for decoration.
5. Chill in a fridge for about an hour before serving.

Ingredients for banoffee pie:
3 ripe bananas
Toffee sauce (see below)
Biscuit base (see below)
Cream topping (see below)
Refrigerated dark chocolate for decoration (optional)

Method for toffee sauce:
1. Heat the butter, sugar and golden syrup over a very low heat until the sugar is dissolved (this takes about 10 minutes). If you don’t have golden syrup, use an extra 80g of brown sugar instead.
2. Next, add the cream and continue heating while it is gently bubbling for another 10 minutes, and then take it off the heat and leave it to cool down to room temperature. (Don’t overcook the toffee sauce or else it will end up too hard when it cools down).
3. Make the biscuit base while the toffee sauce is cooling down.

Ingredients for toffee sauce:
50g butter
75g brown sugar
50g white sugar
100ml golden syrup
150ml double cream

Method for base:
1. Melt the butter over a low heat.
2. Crush the biscuits in a polythene bag (using a rolling pin), until they resemble fine crumbs, then add them to the melted butter and stir until the butter is evenly distributed.
3. Put the biscuit and butter mixture into an 8 inch diameter dish which is at least 3 inches deep, and press it down to form a firm and even base, then put it into a fridge.
4. While the base is cooling down make the cream topping.

Ingredients for base:
120g digestive biscuits
50g butter

Method for cream topping:
Whisk the cream with the sugar and vanilla essence until it is thick and just starts holding its shape, but be careful to not over whisk it as the cream will separate out and curdle if you do.

Ingredients for cream topping:
200ml double cream
20g icing sugar
Few drops of vanilla essence

Additional Information
When making toffee or a caramel sauce try and avoid getting sugar onto the sides of the pan, otherwise you might end up with crystallised sugar. If you do get some sugar on the sides of the pan, then wash it down with a few drops of water before it crystallises. (The same applies to any solution of sugar – not just for caramel and toffee).

Health Benefits of Bananas:
One medium sized banana contains:
Vitamin B6 – 20% of RDA
Fibre – 5% of RDA

Nutrition Information for Banoffee Pie

Nutrition per 100g RDA per portion RDA women RDA men RDA child
Energy 375 kcal 349 kcal 17% 14% 19%
Protein* 1.6 g 1.5 g 3% 3% 6%
Carbohydrate 35 g 32 g 14% 11% 15%
Total Sugars 28 g 26 g 29% 22% 31%
Total Fat 26 g 25 g 35% 26% 35%
Polyunsaturates 1.1 g 1.0 g
Mono Unsaturates* 7.1 g 6.6 g
Saturated Fat 16 g 15 g 75% 50% 75%
Fibre* 0.5 g 0.5 g 2% 2% 3%
Salt 0.4 g 0.4 g 6% 6% 9%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Milk, Wheat

Cost per recipe:£2.35
Cost per portion:£0.19



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