Banoffee pie <banana and toffee> is a classic English dessert created by Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding in East Sussex, which comprises of a crumbled biscuit base, toffee, bananas and whipped cream. The toffee comes from Deulce de Leche (Spanish for candy made of milk) that is a Portuguese confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create caramel that derives its flavor from the Maillard
reaction which changes its color and appearance similar to that of toffee. .
I had a can of @nestle Condensed milk at home and cause I had seen how they make Banoffee @olivedelhi, I thought of trying it myself. .
I boiled the unopened can of condensed milk for about 2.5 hrs on the stove on sim. Kept the can submerged in water with a lid on top. Meanwhile I crumbed @mcvitiesofficial light digestive biscuits with a bit of melted unsalted butter and baked it at 180*C for 5 minutes to give it an extra crunch. I took the condensed milk off the stove and put it in a bowl. Once it cooled, I flavored it with cinnamon powder and salt. If it’s not of a spreadable consistency add a bit of milk and mix well, then spread on the biscuit base. I added a layer of sliced bananas and then started to make the cream. Made a mistake by using @amul_india fresh cream, which I learnt does not whip inspite of adding a few drops of lemon juice to help it coagulate. You’re better off using fresh cream from the market and not from a tetra pack. I added a bit of icing sugar and bananas to the cream, whipped it well and then spread it on top of the bananas. Let it set in the freezer and then grated chocolate on top. .
Since everyone was trying to loose weight at home I baked it and took it for a friend’s Birthday party and as he said, “it was the bomb”!