Kasper’s Famous Banoffi Pie.
Whether you need a tasty treat to cheer up your dear, over-emotional mother or need a way of appeasing an intimidating, gold-clad, teenage, self-proclaimed king of the underworld, Kasper’s Famous Banoffi pie is the answer to all your problems! “Now - just in case you don’t know - Banoffi is one of the most delicious pies ever invented. It’s made with sliced bananas, gooey toffee, and topped off with coffee-flavoured cream, chocolate granules, and a large dollop of marmalade.” (7).
Ingredients:200g digestive biscuits
80g unsalted butter, melted
1 tin of caramel
2 ripe bananas
150ml double cream
1 teaspoon coffee essence
chocolate granules / grated chocolate
1 tablespoon marmalade
Finely crush the digestive biscuits and place in a bowl with the melted butter. Mix well. Turn out the mixture into a pie dish and press it firmly into the bottom and sides of the dish. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
Once the base has hardened, remove from fridge. Thinly slice the bananas and spread the pieces evenly over the base.
Empty the contents from the tin of caramel and pour evenly over the bananas, making sure they are entirely covered.
Place the cream in a mixing bowl and add the coffee essence (add more or less depending on your own taste. Children may find coffee too strong a flavour in which case the essence may be left out entirely - although I'm sure Kasper would argue that the coffee cream is essential to the pie). Whisk the cream until it stands in soft peaks. Spread the coffee cream on top on the toffee.
Sprinkle a generous amount of chocolate over the cream and place the pie back in the fridge until 5 minutes before you are ready to serve.
Just before serving add a large dollop of marmalade onto the top of the pie. Eat immediately and enjoy!
Ridley, Philip. Kasper in the Glitter. London: Penguin, 1995.