Banoffee Pie (or Banoffi Pie) is an incredible dessert that originated in the UK. The term Banoffee is termed from Bananas and Toffee (Dulce de leche). Interesting, right? And believe me, the amalgam of bananas and Dulce de leche is a match made in heaven. So this dessert is essentially a layered sweet consisting of sliced bananas, toffee and cream. And these layers are assembled on a pie crust, or more often on a biscuit crumb plus melted butter base.
So when you take a bite of this melt in the mouth dessert, you get a burst of flavors. And this amazing pie has a lot of lovely textures too. The buttery and crumbly crust is just so inviting. The biscuit crumbs bound together by rich butter would leave you salivating and tempt you for another bite. This base layer is followed by a layer of rich and creamy toffee. Dulce de leche is that one component that makes any dessert quite interesting and enticing. It is rich, creamy and squidgy in texture. Just spread out a whole generous layer of toffee on the biscuit butter base. You may either make your own Dulce de leche from scratch, or turn a tin of condensed milk easily to a can of awesomely delicious toffee.
On top of this toffee layer, carefully place slices of ripe and sweet bananas. Fresh fruit always takes any sweet a notch above. And bananas go perfectly well with all of the other ingredients of this beautiful pie. Top these fresh bananas with whipped cream, and your dessert is almost done.
Whipped cream is so light and fluffy. It just melts in the mouth. You may repeat the layers again starting from the toffee bedding, banana layer and then the whipped cream. Finally top the dessert with chocolate curls, dry fruits like walnuts, chocolate sauce or berries. You may also sprinkle some good quality cocoa powder or coffee powder. It just tastes amazing. Keep to chill for some time and there you go! A classic dessert in minutes. So each layer of this pudding has a unique flavor and texture that together make this dessert unique and hence loved by all.
Once a person tastes Banoffee Pie, it definitely leaves a mark on the taste buds. People all over just love to have it. Though Banoffee Pie is an English dessert, today it has become so popular in the rest of the world as well, that people has started serving new forms of this scrumptious sweet. You can see mini banoffee pies, banoffee cupcakes, Banoffee smoothies, Banoffee in mini jars, and what not! This pie is not at all complicated right? So why not try Banoffee Pie for your next family get together or friends meet.
Also check out Banoffee smoothie recipe.