Wednesday, March 15, 2006

What's Cooking

Today I decided to make a Banoffee Pie. When my brother, Mom & I were in England last fall, we saw banoffee pie on the menu and couldn't figure out what it was. Our waiter patiently explained that it is a pie made out of bananas and toffee. Duh.

The toffee part of the pie is made, bizarrely enough, by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk in water for a few hours. I never would have guessed that. And, the recipes say you store the cans after boiling indefinitely in a cupboard, so you always have the toffee ready if you want to throw one of these together at the last minute.

I'm making the reputed 'original' recipe, from the Hungry Monk restaurant in East Sussex, England: The Original Hungry Monk Banoffi Pie

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