My forensic eating skills are well known. I like to dissect my foods flavours and try and work out what is in it. This one was an absolute no brainer. So I surprised him one weekend and made it. He was amazed I did it without a recipe - but really I couldn't work out how he hadn't worked it out. What I couldn't work out the most is why he paid £5 a slice.
It's very rich and not exactly weight-watchers-friendly but it is a slice of heaven and my husband who doesn't even like bananas wasn't the least bit perturbed at their presence or the fact that I used to make it for my ex-boyfriend. He was too busy scoffing himself....
200g nice biscuits (or other sugar cookie)
100g melted butter
1 tb golden syrup (optional)
2 tins skim sweetened condensed milk
300ml cream, whipped
2 bananas, slice
Process or crush your biscuts until they are bread-crumb-like.. A few chunks isn't going to break you...
Melt your butter and mix in your golden syrup.. Pour into your biscuits and mix well. Press down into a greased pie tin.
Make your caramel... put it on a medium heat and don't answer the phone. Stay there and stir that thing until you can't stand the sight of it any more.. that should take about 10 or so minutes. If you walk away to answer the phone you'll come back to a little crust around the outside of your pan like I did (and luckily it didn't burn but I was NOT happy!)
It will change colour to a caramel colour and start to become heavy.
Now if you have an urge to answer the phone or children or even husbands who love to interrupt, don't worry - you can sieve it and get out most of the brown bits if you haven't burnt it.
Pour into your base - try to resist the urge to pour it into your mouth - because it will hurt. Trust me.
Smooth it out.... leave it for about 15 minutes. Whip your cream...
And spread it over the top and then slice your bananas and place on top before serving.
If you MUST be one of these people who needs chocolate on everything - sprinkle with a little flake if you like.. personally I don't think it needs it.
Slice it up and savour! Close your eyes and tell the weight-watcher folk it's worth the points.. A little bit goes a long way!
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