Hello Chocolate Lovers! My name is Christina, and I’m here from Christina’s Cucina to share a special recipe with you: Chocolate Banoffee Pie. I specifically created this recipe with Joan and you (her readers) in mind, so I hope you’ll like it.
Have you ever heard of Banoffee Pie? It’s a very popular no-bake dessert in Britain, which combines bananas, caramelized condensed milk (also known as dulce de leche) and coffee-flavored, real whipped cream in pie form. Uh huh, someone has already thought of this marvelous combination!
I probably don’t need to tell you that it’s a decadent and deliciously dreamy creation that most anyone would love, especially those of us with a sweet tooth! This dessert originated in a pub in England and has now been made all over the world. I too, have made my own version of Banoffee Pie, which you can find here. My recipe is a wee bit more child-friendly, as I omitted the coffee in the cream, but by all means, you can still flavor it if you like.
In honor of Joan, I have made yet another version which I think she’d have loved even more: Chocolate Banoffee Pie. I added cocoa to the crust, and a dark chocolate ganache (mixture of melted cream and chocolate) on top of the caramel layer. Most of the time, I feel that less is more, but then there’s nothing wrong with gilding the lily once in a while!
This is such an easy 5 step recipe, you can even have your kids help: they can crush cookies for the crust, slice bananas, pour the caramel and even make, and pour the ganache! A bet this will be a new favorite in your household, and maybe it’ll become a popular pie in the US, too!
Here are some other super quick and easy recipes from Christina’s Cucina that I think you’ll enjoy: