It is the second day of the challenge and the letter is B. B is for the dessert Banofee Pie.

It is the second day of the challenge and it is letter B. B is for Bananas and B is for Banofee Pie. All those who love sweets or are dessertarians (a new word I read somewhere and really liked the tone of it) would know what Banofee pie is and for the rest of us the lesser mortals here’s what banofee pie is all about.

What is Banofee Pie?

An English dessert pie, Banofee pie is a dessert made from bananas, cream and toffee and boiled condensed milk. The pie either has a pastry base or crumbled biscuits and butter base. In some versions of Banofee pie bakers also include chocolate, coffee or even both to give it a distinctive taste.

Banofee Pie gets its name from banana and toffee. There are numerous versions of Banofee pie like banofee pie cake, ice-cream and even custard.

History

A little history about the pie won’t hurt anyone. So here it goes. It is believed that the pie was invented by one Nigel Mackenzie and Ian Dowding – the owner and chef respectively of ‘The Hungry Monk Restaurant’ in East Sussex. It is said that they recreated the dessert by amending ‘an unreliable American recipe for “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie” with a soft toffee made by boiling an unopened can of condensed milk for several hours.’ Several efforts later they came up with the dessert that is relished even today.

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