Friday, May 6, 2011

Banoffee with Candied Hazelnut for Mothers Day !

Motherhood is a Great Blessing, it is a wonderful journey nurturing the little bundle of joy in your life. It is a pleasure and honor for me to be a mother of our little baby. I enjoy and cherish every moment of being with him. There is a learning at every step, right from rocking the cradle to reading a bed time story to your little one. Mothers make so much effort in making every meal a special meal by cooking and baking dishes for the entire family. I decided to make Banoffee, an elegant English dessert with love for all the mothers. Let's bow and salute to all the Mothers' of the world as we celebrate Motherhood on the eve of Mothers day.


The conventional way of making Banoffee (also known as banoffi or banoffy) is layering cream, bananas and toffee from boiled Condensed milk or Dulche de lache.  I also like a light sugar free and guilt free version made with whipped yogurt and clementines or strawberries. In this recipe, I have blended whipped cream with mascarpone cheese, layered it with banana slices, some La Lechera Dulce De Leche and garnished it with hazelnuts coated in sugar.

Ingredients:
Oatmeal cookies: few, crushed to powder
Whipped Cream: 1/2 cup
Mascarpone Cheese: 1/2 cup
La Lechera Dulce De Leche : 1/4 Cup
Banana: 1
Hazelnuts: few
Sugar: 2 tsp
Salt : A pinch

Method:
Whip together cream and mascarpone cheese. Add some sugar & a pinch of salt, mix well.
Take out the mix in a pastry bag or ziplock bag.
Cut the banana into thin slices.
Put crushed oatmeal cookies in the champagne flute glasses.
Pour the cream and cheese mix from the ziplock bag.
Add some slices of banana.
Add 2 Spoons full of La Lechera Dulce De Leche
Again pour the cream & cheese mix and seal the Flutes.

How to do Hazelnut Candies !
Caramelize sugar in the pan, as it start browning reduce heat and coat hazelnuts, stretch Hazelnuts back slowly to make a string. Break the string when almost 2 inches long.
Process can be bit tricky so be patient, a detailed method is available at Martha Stewart's Website.

Let the flutes cool inside the refrigerator for at least 45 mins and garnish with candies Hazelnut.


Our Banoffee is ready to serve and enjoy chilled.



This delectable dessert is definitely going to be the show stopper on the dinning table.


My Family loved this easy & delightful dessert hope you like it too.


A toast to Lady Love and Lady Luck with Banoffee... !!!
Let me know how you like it...

Sharing this dessert with Lets Do Brunch; Simple Lives Thursday



42 comments:

Sticky Penguin said...

Looks fabulous, Sonia - layered desserts are just so visually appealing, I think...

Mehjabeen Arif said...

wow.. wonderful layering ! it is so inviting.. love the mix of texture in it..

Vidhya said...

Thats one easy dessert to make.Happy mother's day to you.

pushpa said...

Lovely layering.Though simple yet a fabulous dessert for the Happy mother,s day.Through your post i wish u 'n' all the mothers of the world a very 2 happy mother,s day.

krishan said...

First,i wish u a happy mother,s day.Nice dessert.And so inviting. excellent presentation.

Anonymous said...

So cool.Lovely dessert for all the very loving mothers. you rightly prefaced in your post that motherhood is great boon to the women kind by The Great God.Liked your so inviting dessert.

Sonia said...

Thank you so much for liking the dessert....!

Shobha said...

Divine ! is the word...perfect for a mothers day treat.

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Happy Mothers Day to all mother's out there :) And this dessert is divine, perfect for the occasion.

Priya said...

Happy Mother's day...Banoffee looks highly addictive and divine..yumm!

thepickyeater said...

sonia...i love the way you have styled it. the layering looks yummy !
this is on my must make list :D

Maria said...

What a beautiful treat! This sounds incredibly delicious!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

This looks like such a fancy dessert but the recipe looks so easy to pull off, I love it! Beautiful photos to go along with a great dish!

Anncoo said...

This is so beautiful. I would like to have this for Mother's Day :)

Daksha said...

looks lovely banoffee! gorgeous presentation!happy mother's day enjoy ur weekend.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

As I wrote on twitter, great presentation and I like the shots especially the last one. Wish I had one of these in my hand (and mouth) right now :).

Food Frenzy said...

This is awesome. Love the ingredients and the glasses you used for serving it.

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Celia said...

I adore banoffee pie, and I love that you've broken the flavors down into individual portions. The flute presentation is gorgeous, too...Yum!

Sonia said...

Thank You so much Guys... !!!

~~louise~~ said...

ooo la la I wouldn't mind having a couple of those for Mother's Day Sonia. Simply delectable!!!

Thank you so much for sharing...Wishing YOU a wonderful Mother's Day:) Louise

Parsley Sage said...

A show stopper indeed! Fantastic photos, fantastic dessert, fantastic Mom's Day treat :) Thanks for sharing!

Hind said...

Great..great..great desert!!!!!What to say of your style......Simply superb.Its magical presentation indeed!

Torviewtoronto said...

neat deliciously done

Annie's Dish said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is the first time I have ever heard of bonoffee. What a great dessert!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Absolutely beautiful layering and pics... superb..
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Bourbonnatrix said...

your dessert looks gorgeous! i just tried the hazelnuts using martha's method for the second time in as many days, and although they look beautiful, they have a burnt taste. do yours taste ok?

Sonia said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my space and dropping your comments...regards, sonia !

The Mistress of Spices said...

I'd always wondered what banoffee is...thanks for the explanation and the beautiful recipe and photos!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, I wish I had seen this yesterday. I told myself not to get on the computer after I did my mothers day post but if I would have then I would have had the perfect little desert to make last night. I was craving something fresh but sinful! This is it! So making this soon! Hope you had a great day yesterday!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A fabulous dessert! Lovely presentation and flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh my, that looks heavenly. I would have swooned for the dulce de leche alone, but with everything else, my head is spinning!

Suman Singh said...

I've never tried banoffee before but it looks so beautiful and refreshing..lovely pics as always!
Hope you had a great day yesterday!

ilke said...

Happy Mother's Day! All moms are amazing, I have no idea how you juggle life! But you all do well!
Lovely presentation. I love hazelnut desserts and mascarpone.

Cooking Rookie said...

Wonderful combination of flavors! Certainly "very creative" ;-). And the photo is so stylish and beautiful too! I'm following this site, so glad I found you!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Sonia, you are an amazing photographer and cook!!! You really have both skills... I totally enjoyed visiting your post today. Word sometimes can't express how wonderful your creation is!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh my, this is just beautiful! What a lovely dessert, and what a beautiful presentation in the champagne flutes. Thank you for sharing your Banoffee with Candied Hazlenuts with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will come along and join in again this week. The linky is up now!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy.. elegant presentation!!

Juliana said...

Wow, this is so pretty and elegant, love the combination of the flavors in the layers...what a nice treat. Hope you are having a wonderful week Sonia :-)

Sonia said...

Thank you so much for liking the banoffee... !!!

radha said...

I made this in a bowl, but think this definitely is a nice way to serve the pie. Never occurred to me, though I generally serve trifle pudding in this manner

molly said...

These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for the idea...and the Sugar Rush!

l.vanderkirk said...

Your pictures are gorgeous; perfect layers, perfect flavors! I followed a link for Mother's Day from Sweet Sixteen: Mom You Rock! Congratulations on being featured! This would be an elegant honor on my Mother's Day table! Thanks for sharing.

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