Jun 17

Banoffee Pie

This recipe takes a long time to prepare. You will need to start early afternoon to get it ready by dinnertime. But, it’s truly worth the effort. It’s one of the most delicious desserts I have ever had. And, yes it has (tons of) sugar in it πŸ™‚

You will need:

4 tablespoons of finely ground crystal sugar (we call it mishri, just whirl a few small pieces of mishri in a grinder)
1 tin of condensed milk (sugar!!)
5 ripe bananas
1 ripe apple (optional)
3 packets of any biscuit that you like, we used the honey oatmeal from CafΓ© Coffee day (something with ginger in it will be v nice too)
500 ml of whipping cream
About 3-5 tablespoons of melted butter
8-20 walnuts chopped coarsely
Cinnamon powder

Half fill a large vessel with water and bring to boil. Put the tin of condensed milk unopened into the hot boiling water. Cover and continue to boil for 3 hours. Yes, its not a typo, you will need to do this for 3 hours. You will need to top up the water regularly and be very careful, coz if the water evaporates below a certain level, the tin will explode, and possibly mess up your life/limbs/kitchen ceiling. It is a lot of gas that gets used, so we put in 3-4 tins at a time. They store very well for later use.
Let the tin cool down, (takes about another 1-2 hours or so) before opening it. When you open it, you will have delicious light, brown, sticky toffee! It’s almost magic ?
Crush the biscuits into a rough powder. You can put them in a bag and bash them with a rolling pin if you are feeling violent, or simply whirr them in a grinder, if you are in a hurry. Put the biscuit powder in a bowl and add the melted butter to it. Thoroughly stir in the butter.

Grease a baking tray with butter and add the biscuit powder and press in firmly. Put this in the fridge to chill for about 10-15 minutes at least.
Peel and cut the apple into small cubes. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and add the apple pieces and cook on low flame.

Meanwhile, (peel and) cut the bananas into thin slices, and add the bananas to the hot butter and apple mixture. Optionally add 1-3 tablespoons of the crushed sugar if you like it really sweet, I add just a teaspoon of sugar. Cook well for 3-5 minutes on medium to high heat. The bananas will become gooey and sticky. Stir in half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
Remove the baking tray from the fridge and spread this fruit mixture evenly on the biscuit base. Return the tray to the fridge for another 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, again bring your tray out of the fridge. Open the tin of condensed milk, wonder in amazement at the transformation, and spread the toffee onto the banana and apple mixture. Return to fridge for 30 minutes or so.

Whip the cream till it is quite firm. Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla essence to the cream while whipping it. Be careful not to turn it into butter by whipping too much. With a spatula, spread a thick, generous amount of the cream onto the fruit and toffee layers.Β  If possible, do this step in a cool place. The cream layer should be little over 1 inch thick. Smoothen out the cream layer with a spatula. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts onto it along with (optionally) a teeny bit of cinnamon powder. Chill in the fridge for at least another 20 minutes.

While Serving, cut carefully into generous pieces, and eat with relish… And add a few more rounds of Suryanamaskars to your schedule for the next week or so ?

Jai Gurudeva!
Love
bawa

PS For an even more delicious Mangofee Pie, replace the fruit mixture layer with a layer of 3-5 ripe luscious ripe mangoes chopped into small pieces. Dont cook the mangoes at all.


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37 Responses to “Banoffee Pie”

  1. Tanuja says:

    I am going to try this.

  2. komal says:

    JGD bau was loooking for a good recipe of Banoffee pie ever since ive had it and the ones i have are to tedious .. this is not only the best but the easiest too… thankssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss a milllllllllllllllllllllllllllionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…….
    one more thing are the cookies that are available in coffee day like the ones you used eggless and vegetarian?lemme know.. JGD….

  3. Amarja says:

    This reminds me of something funny – i used to help an aunt make typical hyderabadi biriyani! it used be an exercise for a minimum of 6 hours, but the biriyani will be licked clean in 1 hour. I practically gave up on the idea of making it….was just wondering, if you can do such an elaborate preparation for a dessert in your kinda schedule, probably i can too for a maincourse as awesome as ‘Hyderabadi Biriyani’! πŸ™‚

  4. blinkandmiss says:

    hate you (as if that’s possible after being a huge fan of your recipes) for putting up such a gorgeous looking infinite calorie pie. just when i have started off on a new fitness and diet thing. aarrghh..

  5. tanu says:

    oh my gawwwwd

    this is something to make a person go all weak in the knees ..esp one who s on her third off-sugar day πŸ™ aiya

    it looks yummmsikoo bawa ..:) and im sure it must ve tasted wonderful

    love
    tanu

  6. Dattaraj says:

    Bawuuuuu…..
    It is just amazing
    I am going to make it for sure….
    Love you for this…..and for everything

  7. Gauri Jinu says:

    Bawuuuuuuuu…….

    I am feeling like eating it right now !!!!!

    Oh my God… soo much preparation…

    Currently i am torn between wanting to make this yummmy yummy pie and not wanting to make it because of the patience and effort required …

    Well…. I am learning a lesson here ..

  8. Gauri Jinu says:

    my learning is :

    patience and effort is directly proportional to the quality of good work !!

  9. Mandakini says:

    it looks delicious! but quite a work of “patience”.. so bau please treat us someday when u r in delhi.. πŸ™‚

  10. Mandakini says:

    oh! the best part is the we dont have to use oven / microwave.. so, even bachlors staying on their own can make it.. πŸ™‚

  11. Bidisha says:

    YUMMM!!!

  12. Shruthi says:

    Jai Gurudev, Bawa:)
    Looks yummy πŸ™‚
    You have used crystal sugar, is it healthier than refined sugar?

  13. Sriram says:

    A few more won’t do it … this probably needs a lot more … (of course depends on how much I eat)

  14. vemuri rahul says:

    JGD Bau…. too many recipes these days!!!

  15. prasanna says:

    Looks yummy, now need to find somebody to do it for me πŸ˜‰ Bao recipe for the week is over, now back to guruji stories, ur experiences, controversial and/or soul stirring posts :).

    Bao i once heard that guruji sent you to england for 6 months or so. That is where u asked one person to postpone a marriage for the course. Could you write about this plz plz plz……PPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  16. Satish says:

    looks amazingly delicious

  17. jaideep says:

    firstly Woww!
    secondly to prepare that dish my parents should never stay in the house. πŸ™‚
    then i am going to do that pie.

    love
    jaigurudeva

  18. Prakirtee says:

    yummmmy !!!

  19. Karpagavalli says:

    Bau…
    Loved the recipie… It looks so yummy!!! Please bless me for the patience to make this!
    Also, loved the new appearance and the pics!!! πŸ™‚

  20. Abhilash says:

    Nice! It never fails to impress the guests. And it tastes awesome and it’s one of the simplest dishes to make.

  21. Madhuri says:

    I was lucky enough to help make the pie, eat the pie
    and even lick off the leftover whipped cream…so yummy! An unforgettable experience!!!
    And miraculasly I did not collapse of a sugar overdose.

  22. Bhaskar says:

    I was THERE when you made this yummy dish!!! so blessed to be around You!!

  23. Anurag Kedia says:

    Dearest Bau

    Had been to a restaurant and looking at the dessert section, i pointed out at something and asked for the “mud pie” and they told me, it wasnt mud pie but it was banofee pie! Of course i wanted it even more then! The desire to have a banofee pie had arisen and was surrendered knowing that it is not going to get fulfilled, but aho! within 48 hours i have it!
    Btw, this was at “Out of the Blue” – off carter road, bandra, and it was out of the world! would very strongly recommend it to anyone in bombay!

    Love
    Jaigurudeva
    Anurag

  24. Anshika says:

    Utterly Delicious!

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  26. CIBY says:

    Hi Bawa,

    Was wondering if it is alright to use Oraganic brown sugar insteand of whie granulated sugar. Will it be the same?

    Jai GuruDev!
    CB

    • Bawa says:

      Use and see, we have this organic crystallized sugar that i use for sweetening when using sugar has to be done … i am pretty sure the organic brown sugar will work perfectly as well

  27. Palak says:

    Amazing recipe!!!!!made it today n evrybody at place jus luved it

  28. Palak says:

    Thanku so much for dis super yummy recipe:)

  29. priyanka says:

    jgd,

    md few days bck… shared wth as many as i cld n everybody jst lvd it .thnku so much.

    priyanka

  30. lolA says:

    BEautifull and if you come to argentina you don`t need to wait 3 hours for the toffee, you get instant dulce de leche!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Kartikey says:

    I just made (create :P) it……….and have put it for cool down…. πŸ™‚
    let’s see what happens…eatable or not πŸ˜€ (m nt sure dat i m a nice cook πŸ˜‰

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