A Banoffee Pie Mess

Yesterday was a Bank Holiday here in Berlin, another middle of the week throw you off track Bank Holiday! But as it was the Bank Holiday I decided to make a yummy treat to help enjoy the day. On the menu this week was banoffe pie, I made some delicious little individual cups that tasted amazing and the portion sizes were just the right amount. They looked great too;

My Finished Banoffee Mini Cups

However, although the final product looks great  not all went quite to plan in the kitchen that day – these delicious little cups were a rescue attempt of an unfortunate toffee incident! Here was the original recipe that I used;

Ingredients

  • 200g of Digestive Biscuits
  • 200ml of Condensed Milk
  • 200g of Butter
  • 4tbsp of Golden Syrup
  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 200ml of Whipping Cream
  • 50g of Grated White Chocolate

Method

  1. Ground all of the biscuits and put into a bowl
  2. Melt this much butter and add to the biscuits and compact with a wooden spoon
  3. Pour into a 6 inch cake tin lined with baking paper and push down so that it is compact and forms an even surface
  4. Put in the fridge to chill for 1 hours
  5. After 1 hour put the condensed milk, butter and golden syrup into a saucepan
  6. Heat thoroughly ensuring that it is mixed without boiling
  7. When this mixture begins to turn a light golden brown pour on top of the biscuit base
  8. Put into the fridge for a further 1 hour to chill
  9. When the toffee has set – slice the bananas and place in a layer on the top
  10. Then whip the cream until it is thick and spread over the top of the banana forming an even layer
  11. Sprinkle the grated white chocolate on top of the cream
  12. Finally, put in the fridge to chill for a final 15 minutes and serve

But, The toffee did not set, not after one hour or three, so at this point I had to take decisive action and decided to remove the toffee that had set and pour away the remainder of the mixture that did not even closely resemble toffee! In my attempts I had managed to make some toffee but not enough for a whole pie, so I decided to make up little cups by layering all of the ingredients. I started by crumbling the set biscuit base into the cups, then adding a layer of the toffee, then bananas followed by whipped cream and topped with white chocolate.

The Layers of my Banoffee Pie

Luckily they tasted amazing, and I could have probably passed them off as the first attempt but I am now sending a plee to my readers to send me a recipe to make toffee that actually works!

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