I’m Back – Banoffee Pie

Big hello to my all Readers :D I’m back! I’m so sorry for not blogging lately! It’s been absolutely crazy here… I’m not sure if you know through my Twitter/Instagram, but Mr Bao and I have officially ‘moved in’ together :) We’ve practically lived with each other for some time now but this time it’s ‘our’ place, not his, not mine but ours YAY! The best thing is it’s a brand new apartment with a new kitchen, new oven and a new dishwasher :)

Even though I’ve been so excited about the move, it’s also been very stressful :( with packing everything, unpacking it all and settling in. It’s worse when I’ve also had a few arguments with my parents…so it’s just been a down right crazy and rough week… But baking and blogging always relaxes me and I would also like to say ‘thank you’ to Win Win, Selina, Brian, Andy, Shan Shan , Michelle, Julie, Maya, Rita, Ros and everyone else for the lovely and kind messages on Twitter and Instagram ~ not to worry! I’m finally back, I’ll try my very best to get back on track with blogging ASAP! Thank you for being so patient with me :D

I wanted to participate in this months AlphaBakes but simply had no time, but then Ros the host for was so kind and extended the date :D It was a relatively easy letter ‘B’, I had so many ideas but they all seemed to revolved around ‘bananas’ LOL I was initially going to make ‘banana bread’, but then was sure there will be more entries…so then I remembered the Banoffee Pie I had at Main St Deli in HK? I was inspired and decided to make a ‘banoffee pie’ :D it’s my first time and it’s actually relatively easy to make hehe ~

Banofee Pie

Recipe: Banoffee Pie 
Adapted from Carnation Company 
Yields: 3 mini pies

Ingredients 
Base
50 grams, butter, melted
125 grams, digestive biscuits

Filling
50 grams, butter
50 grams, dark brown soft sugar
1/2 (198grams) condensed milk

Topping 
2 – 3 Bananas
150 ml thickened cream, lightly whipped
Cocoa powder to serve

Method
1) To make the base, process digestive biscuits in a food processor or using a rolling pin. Stir in the melted butter. Press the mixture into the base, making sure it covers the side of the tin. Chill the base while you make the filling.
2) To make the caramel filling, place the butter and sugar into a non-stick saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Add condense milk and bring gently to boil, stirring continuously.
3) When the caramel has started to boil (Be careful it’s very hot!), remove from the heat and pour over the biscuit base. Cool, and then leave to chill for 1 hour, until firm.

Love mini pies and tarts ~

4) When ready to serve, remove the pie from the tin. Slice bananas, place it over the caramel layer, spoon over softly whipped cream and finish off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder (optional)

Ready to serve

More or less bananas depending on personal preference :)

The finished product ~ An easy, sweet and yummy no bake banoffee pie.

I have to admit though I only really like the ‘caramel’ and ‘banana’ layer of a banoffee pie ~ I don’t mind the whipped cream but can do without it, then and again it wouldn’t be a banoffee pie without the ‘whipped cream’ :)

This was the first time I made banoffee pie and even though I’m quite happy with it hehe even Mr Bao ate half as you can see ~ It wasn’t the best ‘caramel’ layer, I wanted to try making my own dulce de luche by boiling condensed milk. However, I didn’t have enough so decided to use this ‘quick’ method by adding butter and sugar hehe but to make this even better, I’m gonna try this again!

I hope you like this recipe too and will give this a go sometime soon :)

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40 thoughts on “I’m Back – Banoffee Pie

  1. andy1076 April 28, 2012 at 3:39 am Reply

    Yummers!!! :) :)

  2. Choc Chip Uru April 28, 2012 at 3:42 am Reply

    Congrats on your move in :D
    Fabulous news (and fabulous kitchen to match) :)
    I am sure it is such an exciting experience! As for this no bake banoffee tart, you have suddenly given me a simple dessert to make when I please and that is the most dangerous thing ever – thanks :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm Reply

      Hello Uru :) I’m super happy with the new apartment especially the kitchen hehe ~ I’ve never lived in a place with a dishwasher before and it’s making baking SO easy hahaha and as weird as this may sound lol a smaller kitchen with a big island is actually better than having a U shaped kitchen and probably because I don’t need to run into my Mum whether I bake hehe

      I totally know what you mean by it’s dangerous :P I’m tempted to make it again :)

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook April 28, 2012 at 4:14 am Reply

    Congratulations Daisy! I’m so happy for you two! I know how exciting it is but at the same time, moving is always hard and time/energy consuming. Take your time – we’ll be back. Your dessert looks so good too. Now with new oven you must be so excited! :-)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:16 pm Reply

      Thank you Nami :) for always being so supportive ~ I really need it! The blogging community is great everyone’s so nice! It’s both an exciting and scary time lol because even though we’ve lived together before it’s our first time ‘being’ together all the time hahaha it’s a full-time relationship :P we’re trying to still give each other some space hehe ~

  4. Norma Chang April 28, 2012 at 5:48 am Reply

    All the best in your new home.

  5. Gerald Englebretsen April 28, 2012 at 6:59 am Reply

    A VERY sweet tale indeed. That’s simply wonderful news. I think you have put a smile on many faces, and I hope also on your parents’ dials too in the end. Mr Bao remains an intriguing ‘accessory-after-the-fact to us (and a consumer of wonderful food with you), enjoy your new home and the beginning of your lives together..

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm Reply

      Hello Gerald :) thank you for the kind comment ~ I hope my parents will come around soon too! Mr Bao is a very important part of my life and I’m so glad we’ve moved onto the next stage in life :D Definitely enjoying the new kitchen with the dishwasher YAY!

  6. Jeno @ Week Nite Meals April 28, 2012 at 7:45 am Reply

    Hi Daisy! Your new kitchen looks awesome! I bet it was fun baking yummy treats with the brand new oven. I am not a big fan of bananas, but the filling and whip cream looks great, happy cooking!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm Reply

      Hello Jeno :) Thank you ~ I fell in love with the kitchen as soon as we walked in hehe I had to have a kitchen island and a dishwasher and now I’ve got both WOO HOO :D Ohhh you don’t like bananas Jeno? I don’t know many people who don’t hehe maybe you can change this recipe into a salted caramel chocolate tart hehe :) Hope I can post that recipe too ~

  7. lovefoodcookfood April 28, 2012 at 8:53 am Reply

    Your new kitchen looks great. Almost as great as your banoffee. I love Banoffee pie! :-)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply

      Thank you :) I’m really happy with the kitchen too and hahaha love BANOFFEE pie ~

  8. bakingaddict April 28, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    I love banoffee pie! Thank you for entering this to AlphaBakes.. So jealous of your new place – looks great! Hope the move goes smoothly and that you have time to unpack all your baking stuff so we can feast on the delights from your new kitchen :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm Reply

      Hey Ros :) Thanks for extending the Alphabakes for me ~ I’m super glad I was able to participate! I’m sorry that i was so late, but I promise this month I’m gonna bake earlier :D I’ve finally unpacked most baking stuff, now i’m just trying to settle in and ‘BAKE’ as much as I can before I start work hehe

  9. libishski April 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your new place! How very exciting! Moving out is always stressful, especially when there are 10 billion things to worry about and THEN put Asian parents on top of all that (shudder) so I do sympathise. Once things are settled, I’m sure that it won’t be as stressful and the good thing is that Mr Bao is only one room away if you need help :D

    Banoffee pie looks gorgeous. Been wanting to make it ever since I saw a recipe on NQN a while back but haven’t had the chance to.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Hello Libby :) Thank you for the sweet comment and support! moving is SO crazy sigh…it’s insane so much to do, in literally NO time sigh…and like i said it’s worse when parents aren’t supportive…but hope they’ll understand soon ~ we’re slowly settling in YAY! Just a little tired, because we’re still running around fixing the apartment and unpacking but I finally got the chance to bake woo hoo!

      And even though Mr Bao is only around the corner lol we’re trying to still give each other some place hehe of course I’m usually in the kitchen baking, or on the kitchen benchtop blogging ~

      Hope you get the chance to make a banoffee pie soon :) ooo i didn’t know NQN blogged a recipe too~ Gotta go check it out :D
      Thanks again xox

  10. Cupcake Crazy Gem April 29, 2012 at 3:59 am Reply

    Oh Daisy your place looks gorgeous! I am SO jealous of your dishwasher! We have lived in 6 different houses since we got married and only one of them has ever had a dishwasher, it is a luxury I miss immensely especially on crazy baking days when my whole surface is covered in dishes!!! Banoffee pie is one of my fave desserts and I love your little mini ones you have made – they are so cute! Hope you settle in nicely :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply

      Hello Gem :) Ohh damn…that you don’t have a dishwasher now :( i’ve lived without a dishwasher for all my life and it’s the first time since I’ve moved into a place with a dishwasher and it’s AMAZING! I’m inclined to bake more because I’ve saved on washing time hehe ~ YAY! I’ve actually halved the recipe and it still made 3 mini banofee pies :D can’t wait to make it again but this time with proper dulce de leche ~

  11. That is a really nice, shiny, clean kitchen Daisy. I am jealous of you;)
    I have never tried a banoffee pie but for some reason have never felt the desire to try one. We have them at work sometimes but I’ve never tried it. I should try it next time!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:37 pm Reply

      Thank you Kim :) I’m very happy with the kitchen too ~ I hope it stays that clean hahaha give banoffee pies are they are SOOO sweet and yummy hehe but I don’t think it’s ‘gluten free’ :( i just don’t want you to be sick after eating it!

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 29, 2012 at 11:04 am Reply

    Welcome back Daisy and congratulations on moving in together! I’m sure your lovely kitchen will provide you with many, many hours of delicious joy!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm Reply

      Thanks Lorraine :) hope you’re having a great time in HK! I miss my sister and nephew so much hehe I’m really excited about the kitchen ~ woo hoo finally can bake and blog as much as I want!

  13. Julie April 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm Reply

    oh i love a kitchen with two sinks ;). Glad you are alright :D

  14. liannelow April 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Welcome back babe! You’ve been missed! hehe But what a gorgeous kitchen you got there! So happy for you and Mr Bao for taking that big step and having a place of your own! Congratulations! (: I’m sure even though it was tiring and stressful, it’s definitely exciting to have a place that you and him can call your own! hehe

    That banoffee looks amazing! hehe I too want to make one and also make my own delche de luche! Nothing beats yummy caramel! hehe Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Gonna try and make time to make this! hehe xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Hello Lianne :) Thanks ~ I’ve missed everyone too! I’ve been trying to keep up with blog reading too but it’s so hard sigh :( It’s both an exciting and scary time lol because Mr Bao and I are finally going ‘full-time’ hahaha we now eat, drink and sleep together…that’s a bit scary :P so we’re still trying to give each other some space and hahaha i need my personal time to ‘blog’ WAKAKA

      Thanks Lianne ~ Hope you make a banoffee pie soon and definitely make your own delche de luche if you can! I haven’t had the chance make it yet hehe please make it and share the recipe with us! xox

  15. Rice Bowl Tales April 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm Reply

    So happy for you both! Nothing feels better then sharing everything ( well almost ) and living together with someone you love and care about; especially when you two have so much in common!! Congratulations on getting your own place, wish you both to have a lot of happy times in this love nest, and will make more lovely sweet things like this Banoffee pie :D

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm Reply

      Thank you Jane :) We’re both very happy and a little stressed out about moving into together ~ LOL I’m not sure that Mr Bao would agree that we have much in common hahaha I’m addicted to sweets, while he can’t live without savoury foods. I don’t need to sleep much, while he needs to sleep SO much lol but other than that we have some other things in common i guess hehe
      But still we’re excited about the next stage of our lives together ~ and more importantly the things we’ll cook in the new kitchen woo hoo! :D

  16. hotlyspiced April 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm Reply

    I can imagine you’ve been incredibly busy Daisy (having recently moved myself!) It’s such a chore isn’t it, and it does take an amazing amount of time to get unpacked and settled. But that is a stunning looking apartment. What a great kitchen! And I love Banoffee pie – that looks delicious xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm Reply

      Yes yes you would understand me the most Charlie :( sighh moving is exciting but the actual ‘packing’ and ‘unpacking’ is the most annoying sigh… and definitely agree that unpacking takes such a long time it’s CRAZY! But i’m so so so happy with the kitchen and can’t wait to bake more goodies hehe

  17. Nic@diningwithastud April 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Oh so delish! Welcome back :)

  18. I-Hua Lim (@msihua) April 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Yayy on new apartment and kitchen and double yayy to Banoffee Pie!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm Reply

      Triple YAY because I’m back blogging and eating heaps hahaha Thanks I-hua ~

  19. penny aka jeroxie May 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply

    welcome back and get settled soon babe

  20. Christina @ The Hungry Australian May 6, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

    That pie looks awesome and congrats on moving in together!!

  21. Sam August 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm Reply

    Hi !
    I’m gonna try it for the dinner.
    it looks so delicious!

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