I didn't make a note as to whether he wrote this about National Pie Day which is January 23rd or Pi Day as in March 14th or 3.14. But I did laugh about his pie commentary: "...pie is UNDOUBTEDLY the world’s greatest invention. They say that pies were first made by the Egyptians in about 2000 BC, although how ‘they’ know this I have no idea. I doubt the Egyptians painted hieroglyphics of themselves tucking into a Steak Bake or a Fray Bentos. ...The Romans then jumped on the pie bandwagon in about 100BC, and the first recorded pie recipe was for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie."
And I just so happened to have an unpublished pie post in my folder. Done. This was from 2019, so long before COVID and before we have to wear masks and stay at home! So, the text and the photos are from the Before Times...
And because they have done it before, I knew they would do most of the work. I did swap in some banana flour because I was intrigued by the package. It's gluten-free and has a strange hue. Also, it didn't really impart any banana flavor to the crust, but I think the kids liked that it was a banana cream pie in a banana crust.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup banana flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon organic granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), cubed
- cold water or vodka
Banana Cream Filling
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla bean paste
- 12 egg yolks
- 1 cup organic granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup flour (typically we would use corn starch, but I didn't have any)
- 3 Tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 4 ripe bananas, sliced into coins
- whipped cream, for serving
Click to see what everyone else read in April 2021: here.