My uncle introduced me to a great BBQ dessert at a family get-together when I was a kid, and I requested it at every do thereafter. Baked bananas with chocolate and nuts added. This got me thinking about baking the banana a little before topping the usual biscuit and caramel duo of the great banoffee, and here we are:
262g GF chocolate biscuits (I use GF Hobnobs)
65g melted butter
397g Carnation caramel (a full tin)
For the peanut buttery creamyness
100g smooth peanut butter
100g icing sugar
340ml double cream
For the baked bananas
4 overripe bananas (not too much as it will turn to mush, you just want them on the turn)
4 tbsp light brown soft sugar
1 lime, juiced
Spin the biscuits to make crumbs in a food processor. Add the butter and whizz again, then tip the mixture into a tart tin. Use the back of a large spoon to press the crumbs into the tin and up the sides until the whole tin is lined. Chill for at least 10 minutes - I pop the base in the freezer to speed things up a bit.
Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 8. Cut the bananas lengthways, and pop in a baking dish. Squeeze over the lime juice, cover with the brown sugar, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until caramelised and golden brown. Leave the nanas to cool slightly, then mash with a fork and spread over your tart base.
Pop the caramel in a pan, heat to a simmer on a medium heat, and allow to thicken. Add a pinch of sea salt. Remove the pan from the heat and spread the mixture over the banana layer with a metal spoon.
Pop back in the fridge for at least 3-4 hrs to fully set.
To make the peanuty buttery creamyness, beat the peanut butter with the icing sugar using a wooden spoon, along with 140ml of the cream. Make sure the mixture is nice and smooth.
Whisk the rest of the cream until it just holds its shape (using an electric mixer or hand mixer is especially good for this and rather quick). Fold through the peanut butter cream with a wooden spoon to get a ripple effect.
Top your creation with dollops of the creamy mixture. Finish off with some chopped nuts or grated chocolate, and serve. Yum!
Let me know if you go bananas for this one, because I'm nuts for it. Coeliaclass x
You must wear comfy attire for consuming this one, as you won't just have one portion....
The ripple effect is messy in this one
Trying to make it look posh with some 'shards'