I would like to name it as Humble Banana Pie. Why? Because no fresh cream or butter is used in this recipe.
Well, this came to my mind ,when i was making banofee pie, with the cream and dulce de leche preparation which consumed a lot of time.
I always like to keep things simple,easy,healthy and of course scintillating to the taste buds.
Innovation should never be bulky on your belly and your flabs.That’s my concept.
So let’s get into the recipe now.
For the base
1 thin slice of sponge cake
syrup made with 2 tblsp.brown sugar and 1/4 cup water+2 tblsp brandy (optional)
(if using white sugar you can caramelise and then add water)
For the butterscotch custard filling
3 ripe firm bananas sliced
2 tblsp.salted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips(optional)
Heat the butter and sugar till the sugar melts,and you get a nice brown color.
Mix cornflour in half cup milk and keep aside.
Add the rest of the milk to the sugar mixture,and heat on a medium flame till no sugar
crystals are found.
Lower the flame and add the cornflour+ milk.Keep stirring as it will thicken quickly.
Keep cooking till you get a thick custard.Remove from fire.
Sprinkle some chocolate chips and leave without stirring.The chocolate will melt in this
heat and create a rippled look.
To assemble the layers.
Lay the slice of cake in the desired tray you chose.
Poke holes on the cake and drizzle half the syrup on the cake.
Arrange the sliced bananas and pour the rest of the syrup on the bananas.
Next pour the custard on the bananas and leave to set in the fridge till you prepare the meringue.
For the meringue.
3 egg whites
3-4 tblsp white sugar
a pinch of salt
1 tsp.white vinegar
1/4 cup almond powdered
Beat egg whites to a stiff froth with salt.(the reason of adding salt is to break the protein and get peaks quicker)
Now add the vinegar,and sugar and beat till you see stiff peaks.
Stop beating , and fold in the almond flour.
Spread on the custard fully and bake in a very hot oven for 5-7 minutes or till you see the
top browning.(200 degrees)
Serve warm with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce if you like.