Friday, November 14, 2008

Banoffee Pie



Here is a slice of the yummy, sweetlicious banoffee pie my 4th and 5th sister made. Maybe they are not good in food photography, but they are better than I am when it comes to baking and making sweet desserts. That is because they are allowed to indulge while I am fighting the "bulge." Hee, hee, sorry, I could not resist the rhyme :)

Really, I also have a sweet tooth, just like almost everybody. But I have to resist these temptations because, well... I am not getting any younger, I have to start healthy eating habits if I still want to see my grandchildren. And I am confessing : I lack exercise!!! Yup! Guilty as charged! I have aerobic exercise, one hour once a week. And Hubby says that is not enough. I always tell Hubby, I do not have have time because of all the things I have to do. But then, time is a flimsy excuse, because I know with proper time management, I can easily insert an hour of exercise everyday. Hubby says if I exercise everyday, then I will be allowed to eat all the sweets I want. Now, I have a dilemma. Which is easier : to exercise or to restrain myself from sweets? :)

If I am eating from my kitchen, it would be easy to limit my intake of sweets. I simply do not buy or bake any sweets for myself. (My latest baking endeavor - NY Style Pumpkin Cheesecake I made went to my neighbor J). However, it is hard for me to resist the sweets that my sisters make and send over for me to taste!





According to sisters, it is very easy to make this no-bake pie in our own kitchens.

1. Make the dulce de leche first. Remove the label from a large can of condensed milk. Boil and simmer the whole unopened can covered in water for 3 hours. (To economize, you can boil several cans at the same time. And use the other cans for the next recipe requiring dulce de leche.) When you open this "boiled" can of condensed milk, it becomes the creamy dulce de leche!

2. Make the pie crust with crushed graham crackers mixed with melted butter. Press this mixture into the spring-form pan. Press it well and up to the sides.

3. Slice the sweet (lacatan) bananas and spread covering all of the graham crust. Drizzle some dulce de leche on the bananas. Add another layer of bananas, drizzle with dulce de leche again. Add more layers, as much bananas as you have or as high you want your pie to be.

4. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Chill before serving.


I tell myself, bananas are good. Bananas are healthy. Bananas are rich in Vitamins B, Potassium and Magnesium. So, it convinces me to ease the guilt of eating a slice of this yummy Banoffee pie :)

18 comments:

mikky said...

oh my... it does look rich and delicious... :) btw, anytime you have the urge to bake, please do... just give me a shout and i'll come pick them up... just a suggestion... lol... :)

Ivy said...

Wow Ning, this sounds easy and delicious. What is lacatan bananas? I saw dulce di leche in many recipes and didn't know what it was until now. Thanks for the tip. BTW, I just sent you my entry for GYO.

Barbara said...

That looks wickedly good! I may have to give it a try.

Bellini Valli said...

This pie sounds so decadent Ning. I for one fight the battle of the bulge as well so try and avoid sweets...don't do a very good job of it but I try. I have invited you to join an event on my blog if you have the time:D

Everything's Herbed said...

hi ning,
wow! yummy pie you have there. easy no bake pie good for those "lazy" bakers like me ha ha ha.
next time your sisters make them, send me a slice, ok? no, maybe 3 slices?

Beachlover said...

look so rich and moist!! love banana for baking but never use as pie,must try your method one day!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Sure Mikky! I just hope I meet your expectations! :)

Hi Ivy! Thanks for sharing with GYO! Lacatan is a type of sweet bananas. I think the nearest equivalent is cavendish bananas.

Thanks Barbara! It is easy to prepare as well.

Thanks Val! Am already thinking of an entry!

Hello Ella! I suppose we're alike in the baking aspect - lazy! LOL!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hi Lesley! I hope you let me know when you get to try this! :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I exercise so I can eat. That is the only reason why I exercise. =)

Which doesn't mean I can eat whatever I want. This banoffee pie would set me back another hour on the treadmill. ;)

Galatians 5:22 said...

I love to exercise too!! (the eating part is definitely included :D)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hi JS! I envy your discipline to exercise! Me, I always find excuses not to... :)

Hello Galatians! Can you give some tips so that I will love to do some exercises, too?

Usha said...

This is such a creative and delightful pie, thanks for the tip about dulce de leche, never knew we could make it this easily at home...will give it a try...

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Thanks Usha! Hope you can try this easy-to-do pie and tell me how it will turn out. :)

noobcook said...

It looks great! Who can resist such a delicious looking pie ... my motto, eat first, diet later hehe ;D

Soli Deo Gloria said...

I love your motto, Noobcook! Am going to adopt that motto starting now! :)

Tina said...

Hi there. I was watching Henny Sison's cooking show this morning and she was making this exact recipe. I forgot to write down the ingredients so I googled for it and found this post. Thank you for the easy instructions. I'm gonna make this pie myself.

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