Daily Archives: April 13, 2011
Made this for May’s 21st 2 weeks ago because she wasnt too big a fan of chocolate…
297g sugar (I used 150g)
198g light brown sugar (I used 150g instead)
1/4 tsp salt
21g milk powder (I used corn starch)
1 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup plus a scant 2 Tbsp heavy cream (I used the light version 97% fat free)
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 egg yolks
600g biscuits (Digestives or Arnotts Scott Fingers)
- Whiz the 600g biscuits in a blender until all crumbly (or put the biscuits into a ziplock bag and smash it)
- Add the melted butter. Give it a stir and the mixture should be just about able to re-form into dough. If not add more butter but be careful of adding too much or the tart shell will leak and be greasy.
- Press the crust into each shell to form a thin, even layer along the bottom and sides of the tins. Don’t leave any holes!
- Put tart shell into the freezer for it to set while you prepare the filling
- Pre-heat oven to 175C.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, salt and milk powder.
- Whisk in the melted butter. Then whisk in the cream and vanilla. Gently whisk in the egg yolks, being careful not to add too much air.
- Bake the pies for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 165C and bake until the filling is slightly jiggly and golden brown for about 10 minutes.
- Bake longer if you want a firmer filling.
I dont have a photo for the cross section of the cake since I was not allowed to cut it before the birthday girl did =P But anyhow this is the super simplified version of the crack pie from (chocolatesuze) because the original one is way too complicated for my simple brain. Am definitely going to visit the original Momofuku Bakery and Milk Bar (207 Second Avenue, New York NY 10003) end of this year and I’ll let you know if both taste the same :)
Mail from Singapore :) Thought I recognised the handwriting on the envelope =P
Warm and thick baking gloves from Mable :D
Toasted Tuna Foccacia from Nanos
Found this on my table when I was clearing it..Mum left it there before she flew off!
God’s greatest invention! An apple corer :D
Sorry guys, Im staying off baking for a bit. I feel sick at the smell of butter after consuming 250g of it and getting indigestion as a result :( My tummy still hurts. Rahhh anyway sorry Megan for making you worry today and running all over the place to look for me :( Will make it up to you soon. I promise! xx
Saw this circulating around the blogs so I thought Id join in the fun! :)
A. Age: 21 turning 22 in July
B. Bed size: Queen sized! But I usually only sleep on one side..habit because of back home where I share a bed with Jie
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the toilet bowl!
D. Dogs: Dont have one now, never had one but will definitely have one in the future :)
E. Essential start to your day: Short morning prayer, at least 3 rounds of Brekkie consisting of museli with yoghurt, fruits and oatmeal topped with cinnamon. Always need a good brekkie if not I’ll be a grumpy girl. Teeheehee
F. Favorite color: PURPLE!
G. Gold or silver: White gold :D
H. Height: 1.67m
I. Instruments you play(ed): Not musically inclined unfortunately :(
J. Job title: Uni Student
K. Kids: Definitely want 2-4 in future, either my own or adopted :)
L. Live: Adelaide but home is Singapore :)
M. Mom’s name: Lynette
N. Nicknames: Char, Chocho (only mco calls me that), Baby (my parents and aunties, LOL!)
O. Overnight hospital stays: None!
P. Pet peeves: People who are not on time! People who smoke, people who dont have/give personal space, touchy feely people and fake people
Q. Quote from a movie: Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, Every story we’re told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending we don’t learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is… just… moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope, He’s just not that into you.
R. Righty or lefty: Right-handed
S. Siblings: Crystal (25 turning 26)
T. Time you wake up: 6-7am on normal days, 5-6am on Tuesdays because of Clin. Early mornings to prepare breakfast! :)
U. Underwear: Yes of course I do wear them. LOL!
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Celery, Cucumber, Tomatos, Asparagus
W. What makes you run late: I usually try not to because I dont like making people wait.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Dentals- before and after braces
Y. Yummy food you make: Ermm..Im not sure. I just make whatever I feel like making that day and hope it turns out alright :)
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Seals! Dugong!