Student cooking survival guide

Banoffee pie

Serves: 6

Cost: £3.94

Healthiness: 0/5 (But when it tastes this good you really don't care!)

Tastiness: 11/5

Easiness: 4/5


This is a little more complex but it really tasty.

You will need:


  1. Boil a pan of water, place the whole, unopened tin of condensed milk into the pan, that's right, the whole tin! Place a lid on the pan.
  2. WARNING! Do not leave the pan unattended, you should make sure that the tin is covered with water at all times, you will need to top up the water periodically while the condensed milk is cooking. If you let the water boil try, the tin will explode and will cover everything in site in tar-like toffee as well and damaging your oven, kitchen and anyone else in the room. So be careful.
  3. You need to boil this tin for 2 hours.
  4. In the meantime, tip the biscuits into a sandwich bag, push all the air out and hold the bag closed. Using a wooden spoon, smash up the biscuits. (This bit is really good fun!) When they biscuits have been smashed into small crumbs, put them aside and melt the butter in a sauce pan. Take the butter off the heat and stir in the biscuit crumbs. Press these into the bottom of the dish you want to serve the pie in. This dish should be about the size of a dinner plate. Place the dish with the crumbed mixture into the fridge to cool.
  5. When the tin has been boiling for 2 hours, carefully remove the tin from the pan and run under cold water until cool to touch. Carefully open the tin - there will be a certain amount of pressure in the tin and some hot toffee may leak out so again, be careful. Spread the delicious toffee mixture over the chilled crumb mixture and leave to cool.
  6. When the toffee mixture is chilled, thickly chop the bananas and arrange these on top of the toffee. Whip your cream until thick (Don't over whip or the cream will start to curdle.) Spread this on the top of the bananas and sprinkle the flake chocolate over the top.
  7. If you wish you should be able to cut out sections of the pie and serve these individually. However, from my extensive experience of eating bannoffee pie, I recommend just eating it out of the dish with a biiiiiiiiig spoon!
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