Prior to tonight, I had never tried banoffee pie. Heck, I didn't even know it existed. BUT according to Saveur, it sounded like a decent birthday cake alternative. I pretty much followed the Saveur recipe... with a change or two.
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
10 oz McVities digestive biscuits, crushed
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
4 bananas, sliced
grated chocolate, cocoa powder, or cinnamon
For the crust -
Measure out 10 ounces of McVities digestive biscuits.
Pulse in a food processor until finely ground.
Transfer to a bowl. Add 1 stick melted butter and combine until even dispersed.
Press mixture into a 9" tart pan with a removable bottom. Be certain to press it up the sides. Refrigerate for 1 hour. I chose to use a deep dish pie plate since my tart pan was much larger and I was making this pie for the first time.
For the filling -
Melt 1 stick of butter in a saucepan with brown sugar.
Add the condensed milk and bring to a boil for a couple of minutes, or until the mixture begins to darken. Stir constantly.
Pour onto crust. Refrigerate for another hour, until the caramel is firm.
To serve -
Remove the tart from the pan to a serving plate. Allow to warm up a bit so the toffee layer softens a bit. Slice bananas and place in a single layer over the tart.
Whip the heavy cream and spoon over the tart. Sprinkle with chocolate, cocoa powder or cinnamon. I chose to do a dusting of cocoa powder and cinnamon. Perfect!
Happy birthday to ME!!
So, what was your favorite moment in tonight's episode? I cannot get enough of the gorgeous scenery. This shot of Lady Mary riding a white horse was as delicious as the banoffee pie!
By the way, my 4-year old decided she needed to blow out the candle. I feel like Lady Edith getting upstaged by her sister Mary. I guess there is always next year!