Happy Pi Day!

brandy alexander pie

brandy alexander pie

It is PI Day. In honor of it, Julianna is going to share one of her favorite pie recipies.

most likely from the Amy Vanderbilt cookbook, but edited by her mom.

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BRANDY ALEXANDER PIE
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9 inch oreo crust
4 oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. creme de cacao
2 tbsp. brandy
1 c. heavy cream, whipped
Shaved chocolate for garnish

Beat together sweetened condensed milk, creme de cacao and
brandy. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared crust and
freeze 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

March 14, 2011. Tags: , , . Booze Infused, favorite things, PIE!. Leave a comment.

Favorite things: Custard

One of my favorite things is Chinese egg custard. Today is the first day of the Chinese new years celebration.  I suggests everyone get to chinatown and get one right now! I especially  love the ones they have at dim sum at the golden unicorn.

happy new year!

-julianna

February 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . PIE!, The Custard Files. Leave a comment.

PIE! cowboy and pig pickin’

Cowboy Pie & Pig Pickin' Pie

Cowboy Pie & Pig Pickin' Pie

First, some descriptions:

cowboy pie is dark chocolate, butterscotch chips, dried coconut, and toasted pecans in a graham cracker crust.

pig pickin’ pie-peanut-butter pie which is studded with chunks of roasted peanuts, ripe banana and dark chocolate ganache.

If you have ever had a 7-layer bar (also known as a hello dolly bar, or at julianna’s house CRACK). Cowboy pies is basically just that in a 3 inch pie crust.  Vanessa was the primary taste tester on this one. She thought it was tasty,but a little too sweet. If you have ever made a 7 layer bar you know that it is held together with butter and sweetened condenses milk. In a three inch cup pie form that turns into a WHOLE LOTTA SUGAR.

This variety of Pig Pickin’ Pie seems to be something that only exists at Hill Country Chicken. An internet search revealed something else called  pig pickin’ cake that sounds about as vile as possible.  Fortunately the pie of the same name at HCC isn’t nearly so gross. Julianna was the primary taster on this one, and as we already know how much she loves peanuts, she was a little biased and  it was a big hit! She wouldn’t have complained if it had had a bit more chocolate ganache on top though.

Ratings:

Cowboy-3

Pig Pickin’-3.5

January 10, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . PIE!. Leave a comment.

and just like that… PIE!

Vanessa went to Hill Country Chicken for lunch and brought me back a CUP PIE! What a perfect dessert for my new microbiotic diet!

coconut cream cup pie!

coconut cream cup pie!

Brachylophosaurus is there to help!

My cup pie was very good! I love pie, but what really love is CRUST.  the crust to filling ratio was just about perfect. The filling was sweet without being overly so, and had a nice coconut flakey texture.

Rating: 5

December 9, 2010. Tags: , , , . PIE!. Leave a comment.