Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Chocolate Banoffee Pie

What do you do when you've got over ripe bananas left? Why, make Banoffee Pie of course!

Chocolate Banoffee Pie
adapted from the King of Desserts himself - Mr Phil Vickery


2tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp mixed spice <----i didn't add this
100g (4oz) butter, melted
250g (9oz) digestive biscuits, finely crushed <---- I added chocolate digestives)


100g (4oz) butter
50g (2oz) caster sugar
50g (2oz) dark brown soft sugar
397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
1 tbsp black treacle <------i replaced this with Golden Syrup
75g (3oz) dark chocolate, melted


4 small bananas
284ml carton double cream, lightly whipped
cocoa powder, to dust

1. add the cocoa powder, mixed spice (if you're using any) amd melted butter to the crushed biscuits and blend well. Press the mixture into the base and part way up the sides of a 20cm (8in) spring-form tin, then chill well

2. Make the filling: place the butter and both sugars in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the butter has melted and the sugars dissolved. Add the condensed milk and bring back gently to boil, stirring continuously to make a golden caramel. As soon as it comes to the boil, remove from the heat, then add the treacle or golden syrup and the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly.

3. Spread the filling ove rthe biscuit base and chill for about an hour 30 minutes until firm. I placed mine in the freezer for 45 minutes then moved it to the fridge.

4. To serve, slice the banananananas, fold half of them into the whipped cream and spoon over the toffee base. Decorate with the remaining bananas and dust liberally with cocoa powder.

this is by far the Best Banoffee Pie we have ever made. I have yet to try bake a proper pie though! Didn't have the right ingredients so thought a Banoffee Pie would be close enough. It does have the word Pie in it after all.



  1. looks delish. sal, what's a digestive biscuit? can i just use cookies? ;)what's golden syrup or treacle? is it honey? & can i replace the dark choc with milk or semi sweet choc? stop rollin ur eyes.

  2. lol! okay i googled it and it says in the states treacle is also known as molasses and digestives biscuits are similar to graham crackers. You can replace the dark choc with semi sweet or any type of chocolate really. Let me know when you try it out! xo

  3. Wow, that looks so ridiculously good! And we always have over ripe bananas:)

  4. Oh my gosh I just gained 5 pounds looking at that awesomness!!

    Looks so yummy!

  5. *NOM NOM NOM*

    Most of my bananas go into my weetabix in the morning ... but I think I should definitely put some aside for this!

  6. i am not a fan of Phil Vickery it has to be said... but i do like bannoffee!

  7. Woooow...oh sorry, what were talking about?

    Oh yeah! It looks great - and definitely something that I might be trying in the near future when I have to fix my chocolate cravings! :D

  8. Mmm I've never heard of this but it sounds DELICIOUS! Thanks Sal! :)


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