I love Banoffee Pie and have tried a couple of different recipes. We had friends to dinner last night (the round of 'last dinners' has begun) so it gave me a chance to try one I'd had floating around for awhile. This one's pretty good, though it's very rich so just a little slice goes a long way.
Australian Table, November 2007
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
125g cold butter, chopped
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 egg yolk
395g can sweetened condensed milk
60g butter, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
3 bananas, thickly sliced on the diagonal
whipped cream and grated nutmeg to serve
1. Grease a 22cm loose-based flan pan. Sift four into a large bowl and rub in butter, using fingertips, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar. Add egg yolk and 1-2 tablespoons cold water and mix with a metal spatula, until mixture comes together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 200C (or 180C fan-forced). Roll out pastry between two sheets of plastic wrap until 5mm thick. Ease into prepared pan, press into sides and trim edges. Chill for 15 minutes. Blind bake for 15 minutes. Remove paper and filling and bake for another 15 minutes, until golden. Cool.
3. Meanwhile, combine condensed milk, sugar and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan on low heat. Stir for 10 minutes until golden. Cool.
4. Pour caramel into pastry case and chill for 2 hours, until firm. Arrange bananas on top (I drizzled melted chocolate over the bananas - banoffee pie needs a touch of chocolate!). Spoon whipped cream on top, sprinkle with nutmeg and cut into wedges to serve.
In other news, I'm off to Perth with work for most of the week. Dinner with the girls on Monday night, dinner with the two staff I just hired (Yay for me!! I finally managed to hire staff for Port Red Dirt) and a possible meeting with some Perth bloggers on Wednesday night. I'm going to be way too busy to work LOL. Fingers crossed, by the time I get back to Red Dirt Central we'll have some news on housing for when we move and the removalists will have given us an uplift date.