I love bananas. I love Toffee. I LOVE cream. I absolutely ADORE Banoffee Pie, however I find that if I make a big dish of it I will scoff it all up. There’s just something so moreish about the silky bananas and the velvety slightly chewy salted toffee (yes, salted… believe me, it adds a whole new dimension to the dessert) … and the cream… CHRIST, I’m salivating just thinking about it. More than that, the flavour combination when you add a wee bit of chocolate is just something to die for, I have absolutely no idea why, but it transports me to my childhood with every single bite. What’s more, Jasper loves it too and the glee in his eyes when he has a spoonful… it really brings a big shiny happy ray of sunshine into our home whenever I make it.
I made these little Banoffee Puddings last minute on Sunday evening. Kayne’s parents popped by to see the kids and they ended up staying for dinner. So, that gave me all the excuse I needed to make this, I already had all the ingredients I needed – the toffee was just waiting to be used! What I love about this is that it doesn’t take yonks and you can even make them ahead and leave them to chill in the fridge until you need them. You can also use whatever biccies you have laying around. I used some butter oaties, I think I got them form Aldi, however, you canyou whatever biscuits you like… cookies, shortbread…digestives, etc…
Now, getting a bit more technical here… In the video you can see me adding lemon juice to the bananas and the cream. Firstly, I add lemon juice to the freshly chopped banana to stop it from going that horrid brown colour and mushy. Secondly, I add the lemon juice to the cream because it helps it thicken quicker and I find that the zingy freshness from the lemon juice really cuts through the potential sickliness of the toffee! So there you go… I think I actually learnt that from Nigella… or one of those cooks… maybe the Hairy Bikers? Not very sure where from, but that’s where I got those tips. I think it may also have been from the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten). I’m pretty sure it was on one of those cooking shows, I just love watching them – especially on rainy days. I love food so much! So so much!
I really do hope you guys try this out. You can get my recipe for my delectable salted toffee sauce here. You can also use store bought, but you haven’t lived till you’ve tried a decent homemade toffee. TRUST me. Try it. You will love it!
- 4 Bananas
- 1 Lemon
- 8Tbsp Salted Toffee Sauce
- 300ml Double Cream
- 8 Oat Biscuits
- 3Tbsp Butter
- 1Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- Blitz the biscuits with the softened butter in a food processor until you get a nice coarse sand consistensy
- Chop the bananas and add the juice of half a lemon
- Whip the cream with the remainder lemon juice
- Now, start with a layer of the biscuit, then a tbsp of banana, add a layer off the toffee and a layer of cream.
- Repeat the process once more.
- Finish off with a generous dusting of cocoa.
- You can swap the cocoa for grated chocolate or store bought chocolate curls. Milk and white chocolate will add more sweetness, whereas dark chocolate will replace the cocoa bitterness.