|A slice of banoffee pie|
I have been making dulce de leche quite often. It may sound tedious...boiling condensed milk tins for 3-4 hours until it turns to toffee but the joy of opening that tin to discover the golden caramel is such a delight. Sometimes I make a simple dessert of broken bits of biscuits, a few coarsely ground nuts, some cream and a scoop of dulce de leche. That's heaven in a shot glass!
|Ingredients for the filling:instant coffee, whipped cream, dulce de leche, bananas & chocolate|
I layered the cooled pastry shell with about 3 heaped tablespoons of the caramel. Then two bananas were peeled, chopped and scattered over the caramel. Forgot to take a picture here. I sprinkled instant coffee powder on the banana slices. That gives a really nice taste as you dig into the pie. The cream was piped on top of the bananas. The final garnish was a bar of milk chocolate grated all over the cream layer.
I only made a single layer of everything. You could make two banana layers with more chocolate in between. And more coffee too! The desserts I make aren't overly sweet. First of all, I commit the cardinal sin of making sweet pastry shell without adding sugar. No sugar is added to the whipped cream. The only sweetness comes from the caramel, the bananas and the grated chocolate. The last isn't much. And the darker the caramel the less sweet it tastes. It's almost like having a guilt-free dessert.:)