Some days you just want to bury your face into an indulgent fruity dessert, but having no fruity fruit to hand, you make do with what you do have . . . and today it was bananas. We always have bananas in this house, them being one of the Toddsters favourite snacks . . . the fact that they are loaded with potassium and good for you not withstanding . . .
I've never been overly fond of raw banana, unless they are sliced on top of my rice crispies, or in a banana cream pie. I do love a Banoffee Pie also . . . a quintessentially British Dessert, composed of Bananas and caramel in a buttery digestive crust and topped with whipped cream! I suppose it is a British version of Banana Cream, but in true British fashion . . . over the top! ☺ In a very tasty way.
This recipe today is a play on a traditional British indulgence known as Eton Mess . . . a dessert composed of red berries, whipped cream and crushed meringues, all folded together into a . . . well a splodgy mess which is oh so delicious! In doing some research just now to tell you where the name Eton Mess came from, I have discovered that they have also been known to use Bananas in this indulgent dessert, so I may not be as innovative as I thought I was!
In any case allow me to present Banoffee Mess . . . an indulgent dessert composed of whipped cream, crushed meringues, sliced bananas, toasted pecan nuts and a delicious toffee sauce . . . all moreishly folded together. Light. Delicious. Satisfying for the sweet tooth. Easy and quick to throw together. Need I say more? Dig in!
*Banoffee Mess*Serves 6