To celebrate H turning four and a half we made Banoffee Pie. Ever since it featured on The Great British Bake-Off, Shaun and H have been wanting to make it, but we’ve wanted a nice simple recipe so H could help too.
Banoffee Pie isn’t difficult to make. Here are the ingredients :
One pack of digestive biscuits (250g crushed)
Can of Carnation Caramel
300ml Whipping Cream
Chocolate for topping (grated)
Crush the biscuits – these are going to be the base of the pie. Melt the 100g butter and add to the crushed biscuit base to make a solid base. Grease a 20cm tin with butter, and press the mixture into the tin to form the pie base.
Leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Whip the cream lightly until it forms soft peaks. Add bananas (if you think it’s a good idea – we did). Spoon this onto the top of your pie.
Place in the fridge to chill for a bit longer.
Grate the chocolate and once your pie is ready to eat, sprinkle on top. This last step can be tricky as for some reason our grater had a weird static reaction with the chocolate so it went flying everywhere!
After that, eat.
This was nice and simple to make, the only cooking involved was melting the butter, so a perfect one for H to do the majority of!
This recipe is based on this one from the Carnation Website and takes approximately 15 minutes (without taking the 30 minutes chilling in between) to make.