Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Here's an even better idea..

Did you know it's international Pi day?

Seriously - look:

"Pi Day and Pi Approximation Day are two unofficial holidays held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (Pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in American date format), due to pi being equal to roughly 3.14. Sometimes it is celebrated on March 14 at 1:59 p.m. (commonly known as "Pi Minute"),because if pi is rounded out to seven decimal places, it becomes 3.1415926, making March 14 at 1:59:26 p.m. "Pi Second"'

I wish I'd known. Any excuse to eat pie.

Since it wasn't all that well publicized (and you might not have had a chance to go out and get ingredients today) I think it's probably perfectly fine to delay your celebrations until tomorrow. So go on - make this:

Paula Deen's Banoffee Pie

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
10 tablespoons butter, softened
2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
3 large bananas
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix graham cracker crumbs with softened butter and press mixture into 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes.

Lower the oven to 300 degrees F for the toffee filling.

To create toffee filling, caramelize the sweetened condensed milk. Pour the condensed milk into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Cover with foil and place dish inside a larger poaching pan. Add water to poaching pan until half way up sides of baking dish. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Once both the crust and toffee filling are cooled, spread half of the filling evenly inside crust. Slice the bananas and layer on top of filling. Pour remaining half of filling over bananas, spreading evenly. Whip the cream with the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and spread on top of toffee filling and bananas.

4 comments:

Aurelia said...

MMMM, pie, I'm making a pie tonight now.

Scrappy_Lady said...

We're actually dorky enough to celebrate Pi Day here at work... Yes, geeks to the core!

That recipe looks simply divine!!

miraclebaby said...

You got a giggle out of me:)

niobe said...

Inspired by your post, I made a pumpkin pie. Sadly, it did, ah, not go over all that well.

Still, I'm sure that by tomorrow all that will be left is the crumpled, crumb-filled aluminum dish.