Banoffee Dessert In Disguise DIY!
Yes you did read that title correctly, that cute little plant above is actually a dessert in disguise! How fun would these be to give your guests?! The awesome Curious Fair created these perfect puds so i’m going to hand you over to Natalie & Guy so they can show you how to make these yourself! First of all though, here’s what you’ll need to make 4 desserts…
1 x Banana // 250g of Digestive Biscuits // 250g of Pack of Bourbon Biscuits // 1 x Can of Carnation Caramel // 1 x Pot of Whipping Cream // 1 x 250g Bar of White Chocolate // 4 x Springs of Mint
100g of Butter // A few drops of red food colouring // Small chocolate moulds or fruit shaped ice trays // 4 x Colourful Pots (Terracota pots are also fun if you have them) // A Pack of lolly pop sticks // A Fineliner
STEP 1: First create the chocolate shapes. Break the white chocolate into pieces & melt over a low heat or a bowl of boiling water.
STEP 2: Add a few drops of food colouring and mix roughly, you want a slightly marbled effect so don’t mix too thoroughly! Place in the fridge to cool for later.
STEP 3: Pour the coloured chocolate into your shaped molds, use a spatula to smooth the chocolate in place. We used a fruit shaped ice cube tray for ours!
STEP 4: Place the digestive biscuits into a sandwich bag and bash into crumbs with a rolling pin. Repeat this with the bourbon biscuit using a separate bag and put aside for later.
STEP 5: Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat. Mix the digestive crumbs with the butter. You will also need to whip the cream & slice the banana before constructing the ‘Banoffee Seedling’.
STEP 6: Spoon the digestive mixture into the bottom of each pot, then spoon the caramel on top.
STEP 7: Place the sliced banana on top on the caramel layer and then cover with a layer of whipped cream.
STEP 8: Top off with a thick layer of edible soil (crushed bourbons).
STEP 9: Remove the chocolate shapes from the fridge and release them from their moulds once set. Finally top your little pot with a spring of mint and a couple of chocolate fruits!
STEP 10: To make your little plant extra special, create a ‘plant marker’ or name place by writing your friends name on a wooden lolly pop stick and pop it in your desert.
Amazing right? I love how simple these are to make and I just know they would be a huge conversation starter at a wedding, they would even make for cool favours or place settings!
Much Bespoke Love