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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Clare's Banoffee Pie

The Altitude Adjustment Section
My dear friend Clare sent me this recipe for Banoffee pie, which I have been trying to get on the air for months. As best I can remember, I never have but if I am repeating myself I do apologize. Here is the secret recipe for an English classic Banoffee pie. Banoffee is a word made from banana and toffee.

Ingredients
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package McVites Digestive biscuits
(Ziggy's had these but don’t know if they still do. Carr’s wheat biscuits would also work)
1 stick of butter
2 cups heavy cream, whipped firm
2 large Bananas
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup shaved chocolate
(in England you would just go buy a Cadbury flake bar)

Procedure
Put 1 tin of condensed milk in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. After 1 1/2 hours turn the can over and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 hours. The milk has now caramelized and can be stored in your cupboard for months until you are ready to use.

When you are ready to make the pie, Take your biscuits and put them in the food processor till finely chopped. Melt the stick of butter and add to the crumbs. Take this mixture and press into the bottom of your greased spring form pan. Chill till ready to use. Next open 1 can of toffee and spread it on the bottom of the pie crust. Slice up your bananas and give them a squeeze of lemon juice and then place them in the crust. Next top with a layer of whipped cream and then grate some chocolate over the top. Refrigerate till ready to serve.