Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BANOFFEE PIE IS A LITTLE PIECE OF IRISH HEAVEN!!!




When we were in Ireland this was the most
beloved desert ever...


I thought I would give you the recipe in time to make
it for St. Patricks Day!




Irish Banoffee Pie
banoffee (banana + toffee)

Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 3 Tsp. ground ginger

Filling:

  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups whipping cream

For crust: Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, and ginger until well blended. Press mixture into a nine-inch pie plate and cool in refrigerator.

For filling: In a saucepan, boil an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk!) in water for three hours. Monitor closely to make sure there is always water in the pan. Remove can from heat and let cool 10 to 15 minutes. Open can and pour toffee into pie crust. Allow to cool.

Slice bananas over toffee.

Whip the two cups of cream and spoon on top of bananas. Refrigerate before serving.


Make the Carmel the night before tip!
One key to not exploding the can is to do the boiling the evening before you use the caramelized condensed milk. Put it on after dinner, using a soup pot so you don't have to check the water level, and turned off the heat before going to bed. This way the can cools down with the water, and since you don't remove it while hot, there's no chance of an accident. In the morning, you have dulce de leche!

Other idea's for making the carmel click here
or buy it at a import store or section.
Nestle sells cans of the Dulce de leche that they have already 'cooked' - usually from Chile. Also there are cans of Dulce from Argentina, and even squirt bottles of Mexican 'cajeta' (their goat milk version).

Please let me know if you make it and how you like it!!

3 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Oh,my gosh...I cannot wait to make this pie. Guess what? I am headed to Ireland in June and I will be sure to try this pie when I am there.

Thanks so much

Hugs,

Cheryl

Are you curious about me? said...

This pudding is wonderful, another thing that we do is stir a little Irish cream liqueur into the whipped cream... delicious

froebelsternchen Susi said...

hmmmmmmm fantastic.. I want to taste!
xxx Susi