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Banana Cream Pie for Pi Day!

Banana Cream Pie for Pi Day!

When my wife requested Banana Cream Pie for Pi Day, I was dubious. I didn’t really know what it was. Sure I’ve heard of it, When but I don’t think I’d ever actually had it. And, banana.. pie.. it just sounds weird. After making this pie, I was sold.

Look at that banana cream pie!

Making the Pie

For the actual pie recipe, I turned to one of my go-to’s and basically followed Sally’s recipe. The only real differences you can pretty clearly see. I didn’t cover the whole top with banana slices. I decided to brûlée some bananas for decoration and just add a few plain slices.

When I went to torch the bananas I discovered my kitchen torch wasn’t working. Luckily I had a torch lighter, and made it work, although it was a pain. Basically had to do 1 slice, and then let the lighter cool down for a few minutes before doing the next one. (I’ve bought a new torch) I also melted some chocolate and made chocolate twirls, which were a really nice effect in real life but don’t come through great in the photos because they are so dark. I also spent a long time piping stars on the whole top of the pie, with homemade whipped cream.

Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie Ready to Cut

In the above photo you can see a few of my baking related Christmas presents in use, I believe for the first time. I asked for a nice cake service set, and some nice flour sack towels. I just said ‘something that will look good in photos’ and she picked out this awesome set from Inox Artisans that I really like. The towels come from an etsy store called Fiber & Mud and are are hand-dyed indigo.

I swear I took pictures of the pie cut, and of a slice, but for the life of me I can’t find any. The pie was actually eaten, you just have to take my word for it. And it was good. Here’s another picture of the whole pie instead.

Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie

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