Christmas is here!! i love this time of the season. good climate (here for us!), holidays, get togethers, food and joy and warmth. only the good things and no space for the bad. everyone is busy pulling out recipes to make a difference on their Christmas table. here i have banoffee pie, an English dessert made from banana, cream and the like. many of us don't like this rich fruit but banoffee pie is glorious with the toffee sauce wrapped around it. it's not a budget-friendly dessert but an excellent option on your Christmas platter. and it's after all Christmas and time to indulge!!
You can also take a look at my fruit cakes: Sherry Christmas Cake and Easy Fruit Cake
chocolate biscuits (bourbon or hide n seek or any)-15-20
butter (melted)-1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
cream cheese-400 gm OR
cheese spread (250 gm) + shredded cottage cheese (100 gm)
powdered sugar-2/3 cup
banana (robusta)-3/4 cup (two big bananas) OR 1/2 cup (if you want lighter banana taste)
vanilla essence-2 tsp
instant coffee powder-1-2 tsp
sweetened condense milk-1 tin
vanilla essence-1 tsp
caramelized sugar frill
Heat three or four tsp of sugar and melt in excess butter in a pan. take it off when sugar changes colour. keep it for some seconds for the sugar to settle so that you can see two distinct layers of butter and sugar. scoop out the sugar with a spoon to get a frill.
Powder the biscuit and mix with butter. press to the bottom of a large pie dish and set in the refrigerator for ten mins.
Beat the cream cheese and sugar well.
Add the corn flour to it. combine. then add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Mash the banana and combine well with the cream, vanilla essence, coffee powder. add this combo to the cream cheese-sugar mix.
Pour this atop the set biscuit-butter base. bake at 150 C for 40 mins or till it sets.
For the toffee sauce combine the toffee sauce ingredients in a thick bottomed pan and stir and thicken on a low flame.
Swirl the toffee sauce liberally on it.