Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Banoffee a Super Simple Dessert



Hello! Did you enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend? What did you do? Watch a parade? Attend a barbecue or two? Salute a veteran? Work in your garden? Visit family?

I went  to visit family, and I enjoyed every minute. OK, maybe not when we got a speeding ticket for 9 miles over the speed limit, while my husband was driving and taking a conference call at the same time but the rest was great.  I love seeing the old barns and wild flowers along the road, spending time with my mom and  my niece and nephew and of course making things in the kitchen with the kids. One of the things we made was this Banoffee dessert.



This recipe is YUMMY! I know that my friends in England have had this dessert because it was "invented" there; I have eaten it in England and several places in the US. Typically, you find it in pie form but I like to make it in individual servings.



This is the simplest recipe ever, it is four ingredients, can it get any easier?






Banoffe Pie

11/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 stick of butter melted
2 bananas
1 can condensed milk (boiled)
1 pint of whipping cream

Directions:

Boil UNOPENED can of condensed milk for two hours, monitor the water level so the water does not boil off, you want the can to be submerged at all times. LET CAN COOL.

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and press into pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Set aside. When condensed milk is cooled open can and pour on crust. Slice bananas over top of crust. Whip heavy cream and sweeten to taste with powdered sugar. Spread the whipping cream over the top of the banana's and the caramel, and then sprinkle with crumbs or chopped chocolate.

I personally think it is best eaten after it has been refrigerated for at least an hour or two.



You can also make these in ramekins or little pudding cups as I did. That way if you like more banana's, more caramel or more whipping cream than you can add it to your dish. 



I hope that you enjoy this dessert. 
 I am looking forward to catching up with all of my favorite blogs, I have missed reading them over the weekend. Have a great week!

UPDATE:

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH BOILING CONDENSED MILK, OR DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE, YOU CAN PURCHASE DELUCE DE LECHE IN A CAN AT THE GROCERY STORE, TYPICALLY IN THE MEXICAN FOOD SECTION.

ALSO: HERE IS A RECIPE FROM MARTHA STEWART IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN: HERE.

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Creative Things Thursday at The Vintage Farmhouse
Say G'day Saturday at Natasha in Oz

17 comments:

  1. Wow that looks scrummy. Ice cold on a summers afternoon. yum.
    Paul

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  2. Wooo what a doozy this one is my dear friend!!!
    I spent my day in the garden listening to the birds. IT WAS MAGIC. Then I created and created and created.

    'Nuff said.

    HOW ARE YOU???? I have this week and three days left in the next and that is IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE! Anita

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  3. I almost couldn't read this because I am drooling so much! I'm doing low carb and this was torture :)
    Stacy

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  4. What a wonderfully easy recipe this looks like. YUMMY. I am a HUGE fan of trifles...so anything that remotely looks like one is for me. :)
    Sorry to hear of your mishap along the way to visit family. This dessert looks like it may have made up for it though. :)
    Have a wonderful week~
    Lisa

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  5. Looks like my kind of dessert, dear friend!!
    I am so glad you spent time with your family, Elizabeth...and I'm happy to know you were right next door! :)
    We spent quiet time with family as well...just a nice, relaxing weekend.
    Sending love to you,
    - Irina

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  6. Looks sooooooo good. I need to make this. Thanks tons for the recipe and for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Oh, my that looks good. I have never heard of this before. I would make it, but it will have to be after I lose the pounds I am trying to get off and then just a spoon full so I don't put it back on. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  8. OMG! I will drool to the max, as I am detoxing. But, what the heck! I hang with you and need a sweet kick into my spine §;-)

    TY a mill for sharing.

    Greetings,
    /CC

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  9. Love this! I’ve pinned it to my Desert board and would love for you to share on our Creative Corner Blog Hop. It starts on Monday’s and is open all week - http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/05/creative-corner-blog-hop_28.html
    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oh...yum! The advantage of having all these kids is that I can make it for them to eat...all I have to do is take a taste...no wasted food! I need to make this for my Brit SIL!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  11. Looks and sounds like a decadent dessert. Give me bananas and condensed milk anytime.

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  12. This looks yummy. We'd love for you to link up with us over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com for Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you there! ~Holley

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  13. This looks delish. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  14. wow, this is amazing, thank you for sharing this yummy desert! Sorry about the speeding ticket,

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  15. This looks DIVINE! Thanks for sharing, I'll be trying this on company this weekend! I'd love for you to link it up at my party... it ends tonight but a new one will be posted Friday. Here's the link... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/another-fab-friday-thank-you-to.html I found you at Savvy Southern Style on the featured list. Congrats!

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  16. Oh my! Simple AND delicious! Can't go wrong!

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  17. Hi there! Where is the recipe for the caramel sauce? Looks amazingly delist!!

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