Hello, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter I myself had a fantastic, much needed break in Ireland but as such was away from the internet for a week so have a lot of catch up posts to do.
First up is a salted caramel banoffee pie, one of the two (yes two) desserts I made for Easter Sunday.
Its very easy and I made it the day before so to ease the Sunday work load.
If you like leave the salt out and make a more traditional banoffee pie, I do find the salted caramel adds a sophisticated edge and cuts through the richness ever so slightly.
Salted caramel banoffee pie
250g chocolate digestives
100g brown sugar (light or dark)
tin of condensed milk
2 large bananas
standard pot of double cream
First of all grease a springform tin with butter, line the base with baking paper and grease the paper too.
Bash the biscuits in a bag or bowl, with a rolling pin, until they are fine crumbs. Alternatively use a food processor. Gently melt 100g butter and pour over the biscuit crumbs and stir to combine. Tip the mix into the prepared tin and level the top. Pop in the fridge to set for ~ 30 minutes.
To make the caramel melt the butter gently in a pan over a low heat. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the condensed milk and gently increase the heat, stirring all the time. Bring the mix to the boil and allow to boil for at least a minute. This is important to make sure the caramel sets nice and thick and squidgy! Add sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until salted to your liking.
Allow the caramel to cool slightly for 5 minutes then pour over the biscuit base. Pop the pie back in the fridge for another 30 minutes or so.
Slice the bananas and arrange over the top of the caramel.
Finally whip the cream and use it to top the pie. Pop the finished pie back in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.