Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Banana Cream Pie Day

  1. The earliest mention of the banana pie is from 1880.
  2. The earliest mention of banana cream pie comes from the Blue Ribbon Cookbook of 1906.
  3. Unlike other versions of pies, banana pies were first made in a round shape because previous versions of pies were made in rectangular shapes.
  4. A version of the banana cream pie comes from England which is called the Banofee pie which is a mixture of banana cream pie and toffee.
  5. A banana cream pie with a "black bottom" is a banana cream pie with chocolate on the bottom.
  6. Bananas are proven to be an after-workout energy food.
  7. Bananas can help defend against anemia.
  8. Banana cream pie was considered an American soldier's favorite dessert in 1951.
  9. Bananas are a good source of potassium which is an essential nutrient used in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body.
  10. You can easily make a good banana cream pie with just a few ingredients – pie crusts, milk, cream, egg, banana, sugar. Simply pour your custard mixture into the pie crusts and top with whipped cream – add an extra flourish with some powdered chocolate or shredded toffee.
  11. Banana Cream Pie Martini:
    • 2 parts Whipped Vodka
    • 1 part Créme De Banana
    • 1 part Irish Cream Liqueur
    • 1 Fresh Banana
    • Graham Crackers
  12. Banana Cream Pie Cocktail:
    • 1 ounce RumChata Cream Liqueur
    • 1/4 ounce banana liqueur
    • Crushed graham crackers for rimming 

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