Mini Banoffi Pies

This is a super quick dessert and one I have relied on a few times when unexpected visitors called!! A jar of ready- made toffee is a very convenient ingredient to have in the store press. Banoffi is such a simple dessert and one I regularly made for family occasions, as a child, making the biscuit base. This recipe is an even simpler variation! Either place the biscuit on a plate or crumble into a glass and top as described below.


1x400g (14oz) tin condensed milk or 1 jar of ready-made toffee (such as Ballyshiel)
8-12 digestive biscuits
3 bananas
freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lemon
225ml (8fl oz) whipped cream
chocolate curls made from about 175g (6oz) chocolate

8-12 individual glasses or small plates bowls

1. To make the toffee put the unopened tin of condensed milk into a saucepan and cover with hot water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 3 hours.
2. Place a biscuit on each plate. Peel and slice the bananas and toss in the lemon juice(this helps to stop the banana turning brown). Place on top of the biscuit. Top with a little toffee. Put a blob of lightly whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with flaked almonds and decorate with a few chocolate curls.