Banoffee Pie

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Serves 8

A very British dessert, combining bananas with toffee and layering with digestive biscuits and whipped cream. YUM!

digestive biscuits crushed in a processor
2 tbsp.
1 tin
sweetened condensed milk made into dulce de leche
(see below for instructions)
1 cup
whipping cream, whipped
crushed cadbury flakes or grated chocolate

For the Dulce de Leche -

Make it into toffee using this method. Remove label from tin then without opening the can just put it in pressure cooker with about one and half liters of water. Close the pressure cooker and boil for 40-50 mins. Then let the pressure cooker cool down COMPLETELY before opening, and then let the sweet milk tin cool as well completely before opening it. IF YOU OPEN IT WHEN IT’S HOT IT CAN SPLASH OUT HOT TOFFEE! Be careful.

First, heat the butter in a pan and add the crushed digestives. Stir together. Switch off, then pour the biscuit crumbs into a dish and pat down flat.

Cover with cling film and refrigerate for a couple of hours to solidify the base slightly. Then open the sweet milk tin which will now be thick yummy toffee, spread this on the biscuit layer. Then slice bananas and lay them all over the toffee. Finally pour the whipped cream and sprinkle the chocolate.

Refrigerate until chilled and serve!

You might not need to use the full can of toffee made from the condensed milk, depending on your sweet tooth. But the remaining stores very well in the fridge and works beautifully drizzled over other desserts like cake or ice-cream. :)

If you don't have a pressure cooker, follow this method. Pierce 2 holes on opposite sides of the top of your can and remove the label. Then put the can into a pan and add water. The water should reach three-quarters of the can. Bring to the boil and keep boiling for 3 hours for a soft toffee or 4 hours for a thick toffee. Keep checking the water content/level in your pan, and add whenever it starts reducing.



I like ur recipes its yammy

hi wanted to ask if you can use ready tin condensed caramel for this recipe instead of the condensed sweetened milk

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Yes you can, Anisa.

Shall try it on this weekend, insha Allah.

Is it safe to boil the condensed milk tin

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If you follow the instructions VERY ACCURATELY then it is perfectly safe.

Ok jzks so boil da can for 45 min on medium heat is tat right

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Are you using a pressure cooker or an open pan? In a pressure cooker, yes 45minutes. Do not pierce the can in any way if using the pressure cooker, and be careful NOT to open the cooker until it has cooled, and then after removing the can DO NOT open it until it cools too. Go over the steps one more time carefully before starting so as not to injure yourself in any way. All the best! :)

I have made banoffee twice now making the toffee in a pressure cooker. However, both times the toffee was too thick, almost like a thick jellylike consistency, hence was not easy to spread. What do you do if the toffee is too thick and not of pouring consistency? A YUMMY dessert, though! :-)

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Dilute it by mixing with some warm milk and mix until it is of a thinner consistency. Next time boil it in the pressure cooker for less time.

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NO dear, please re-read the instructions. The holes should NOT be in the water, you need to keep that side ABOVE the water or else obviously water will go inside the can and we don't want that to happen.

i dont have a pressure cooker.. can i make toffee some other way?

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I have given detailed explanation of how to make the toffee without a pressure cooker, please read the instructions once more. :)

sorry :-0 I just quickly read the ingredients and the toffee part and asked my question. Jazakallah khair for taking time out to answer our questions, how silly or irrelevant they might be! :-)

if we pour one and a half liters of water in the pressure cooker then the condensed milk tin will be covered with water, is that right? can i use milkmaid as condensed milk?

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Yes it is fine if the milk tin is covered with water in the pressure cooker (because using this method we are not piercing any holes in the can). Check and make sure the milkmaid you want to use has sweetened condensed milk on it. If so then yes you can use that.

assalamualeikum.dear im not familiar with creams,kindly inform me what is whipping cream?is nestle cream ok

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W/Salaam, normally whipping cream has that indicated on the carton/pack so it would be easy to tell. It is not the same as nestle cream. Try checking at the supermarket, refrigeration isle. Normally whipping cream has over 35% fat percentage.

hey fauzia i all ready hv condensed milk at my home but having big big tin of 7 kgs so do u have sum another trick to make it plz reply....

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Hi, you can try cooking some of it in the microwave in a small bowl. Keep checking on it and stirring after every 10-20 seconds until it thickens and begins to change colour to a toffee-brown colour.

thank u dear.........

we shud boil the condense milk on low or high flame?

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Medium heat is good.

As I am allergic to bananas, is there a substitute for it?? or can I just omit the bananas?

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You can use any other soft fruit that you like. Someone tried it with pineapple and liked the result.

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W/Salaam, sorry no I don't.

can amul fresh cream be whipped for this dessert?

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Sorry but I have no experience with Amul fresh cream. Try whipping a small amount and see how it turns out.

I your banoffi pie alongwith some of your other creations and i have to they turned out perfect!! So thank you very very much! :)

I tried your banoffi pie alongwith some of your other creations and i have to say they turned out perfect!! So thank you very very much!:)

assalam, do u hve rasmalai recipe? please let me know asap


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Hi, yes with the whistle.

Hey Fauzia,
I have a question, can i use custard instead of toffee?

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Yes you can but it will no longer be banoffee pie. It will be custard pie.

shall i cover the pan with lid if i am not using pressure cooker???

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No need to cover the pan.

fauzia can u plz explain what size of serving dish is required for one tin of condensed milk and how many people does it cater to?Is nestle cool whip okay and should we add sugar to it while whipping?Plz reply soon

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It will serve 8-10 or more depending on size of servings. A 9x11 pan is fine.

Hey, just to let you know Nestle actually sell ready made Dolce Du Lece for the lazy people like me :D

Cool, is this at famous retail stores?

I have question I need to mix sugar in the whipping ceram

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Yes you do, to sweeten it.

plz i need full recipe of blackforest cake or pineapple cake recipe ,iuse whipecrem but it is not fluffy or thick ?how can i iceing ona cake ,i need sponge cake recipe also plz .send me the recipe plz.thanks wordah

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Please check the cakes folder.

salam ...i have tried many of ur recipes n dey turned out great...wanted to know if i can use marie biscuits instead of digestive ....plz reply soon....JAZAKALLAH !

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W/Salaam, thank you. Yes I believe you can although if you can get digestives better use those as they give best results. Have personally never tried with Marie biscuits. dere any alternative for butter/maragarine as I dnt hav dem now nd wanna make banoffe pie?Thanks

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Hi, no you really need either butter or margarine (preferably butter) for best results.