27 January 2010

what's cooking wednesdays: the nyc edition

hi all! hope you had a lovely week! i had a great trip to nyc, albeit way too short {i unexpectedly left a few days early. nbd, i'll be back soon!} y'all were too sweet with all of your recommendations of things to see and do and EAT in the city. mcw sent me a TON of awesome places...i just wish i had had time to eat at all of them! darling alice insisted i go to momofuku's new bakery, milk, and try the crack pie and/or compost cookie. apparently anderson cooper is on the crack pie train {see below video at around 3:50} and we ALL know how i feel about him.

sadly, i didn't make it to the bakery {at the top of next trip's to do list}, but i did find a recipe for crack pie {which is actually a shaker sugar pie}. i haven't made one yet, so don't hold me to it, but i'm planning on whipping one up this weekend to see what all the fuss is about. i have a feeling i, too, will be addicted to crack when all is said and done.

shaker sugar pie:
1 unbacked 9-inch pie shell
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 pound butter
pinch of nutmeg
powdered sugar {for dusting}

preheat the oven to 350 degrees. thoroughly mix the flour and sugar and spread evenly in the bottom of the pie shell. pour the cream and vanilla over the flour mixture. slice the butter into 12-16 pieces and distribute evenly over top of the mixture. sprinkle with nutmeg. bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm {note: several recipe reviews have said it takes closer to 60 minutes. i'll report back with my findings.} dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar when cool.

happy hump day!


Summer is a Verb said...

Excellent! Shooting this recipe off to Emma right now. As our resident baker when home from school I'm getting my request in early...XXOO

Summer is a Verb said...

ps...J'adore AC!!! XXOO

KatiePerk said...

Sounds yummy. I have just gotten the Momofuko's cookbook!

Suburban Princess said...

MMmmm sounds interesting! I will have to try this to see if it is as good as they say!

MCW said...

Glad you had fun! Next time you are in town we will have to meet up!