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Friday, 14 February 2014

Banoffi Pie Recipe

As promised, here is my recipe for banoffi pie created from Philip Ridley’s Kasper in the Glitter. I have searched through the entire book, piecing together the recipe for the pie out of the text, so that you can have a banoffi pie just like the one Kasper makes, which is, after all, “the best Banoffi pie in the whole world” (60). 

         Kasper’s Famous Banoffi Pie.


Whether you need a tasty treat to cheer up your dear, over-emotional mother or need a way of appeasing an intimidating, gold-clad, teenage, self-proclaimed king of the underworld, Kasper’s Famous Banoffi pie is the answer to all your problems! “Now - just in case you don’t know - Banoffi is one of the most delicious pies ever invented. It’s made with sliced bananas, gooey toffee, and topped off with coffee-flavoured cream, chocolate granules, and a large dollop of marmalade.” (7).

200g digestive biscuits

80g unsalted butter, melted

1 tin of caramel

2 ripe bananas

150ml double cream

1 teaspoon coffee essence

chocolate granules / grated chocolate

1 tablespoon marmalade


Finely crush the digestive biscuits and place in a bowl with the melted butter. Mix well. Turn out the mixture into a pie dish and press it firmly into the bottom and sides of the dish. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.

Once the base has hardened, remove from fridge. Thinly slice the bananas and spread the pieces evenly over the base.

Empty the contents from the tin of caramel and pour evenly over the bananas, making sure they are entirely covered.

Place the cream in a mixing bowl and add the coffee essence (add more or less depending on your own taste. Children may find coffee too strong a flavour in which case the essence may be left out entirely - although I'm sure Kasper would argue that the coffee cream is essential to the pie). Whisk the cream until it stands in soft peaks. Spread the coffee cream on top on the toffee.

Sprinkle a generous amount of chocolate over the cream and place the pie back in the fridge until 5 minutes before you are ready to serve.

Just before serving add a large dollop of marmalade onto the top of the pie. Eat immediately and enjoy!

Ridley, Philip. Kasper in the Glitter. London: Penguin, 1995.


  1. iv never tried a banoffi pie before but i definately want to have one now!! it looks soooo good and not too hard to make either. cant wait to try and make one!

  2. I'm just off to the shops to buy the ingredients for this so me and the kids can make it for tea. Looks delicious!

    1. I'm glad you've been inspired. Have fun making it and I hope you enjoy it! Mia x

  3. Wow! I had no idea it was this simple, I always thought it was far more complicated. Will definitely try this out it seems like a great recipe for a challenged cook such as myself.

    1. Good luck with making your own Banoffi Pie, it's very hard to mess it up and still not end up with something delicious!

  4. Your blog has made me start reading the novel I'm on in a whole new way - on the search for recipes! thanks :)

    1. Ah, I'm so glad to hear that I've inspired others to search for recipes in novels rather than sticking to cookbooks, I find you end up with much more interesting results! Let me know if you find anything exciting! x


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