Banoffee pie is an English invention. We are doing our best to make it a naturalized American. It originated at a restaurant in East Sussex called The Hungry Monk in 1972 and was an immediate success. Banoffi pie (as its creators spell it) now has a worldwide following with a curiously strong presence on the backpack circuit of India, where it is a fixture on the menus of inexpensive trekker hotels.
The main elements of the pie, in addition to the crust, are bananas, toffee filling, and whipped cream. In some versions, instant coffee is blended into the whipped cream, but not in ours. The cool part of the recipe, cool as in “dangerous”, is the boiling of unopened cans of condensed milk in a water bath for hours to make the toffee filling. If you forget about the boiling can,and the water boils off, it will explode–and it has right here at Bubby’s. Danger always makes banana desserts more delicious. (See Bananas Foster.)
Just a reminder: January 23rd in National Pie Day. Bubby’s is celebrating with a pie tasting plate! 6 different pies for $25