Going along with all of that, I decided my first recipe of the new year needed to be one that contains nearly 5 days worth of calories... and with that, I give you CRACK PIE.
John actually got me David Chang's book, Momofuku, for Christmas. And I'm really excited and nervous to try some of these other recipes. But Crack Pie was something I heard about early in 2010 and have waited all year to try. The occasion special enough for this dessert? Nick's 26th birthday, of course.
|it comes out of the oven sort of puffy...|
I will say, this recipe was sort of stressful. First, you make a giant cookie that is really delicious on its own. Then you crumble all your hard work into the food processor with some other yummies, and press that into a crust. Then there's the whole "milk powder" issue. Is milk powder the same thing as powdered milk? Google seemed to think so. Unfortunately, all I could find in my regular grocery store was a giant box of non-fat powdered milk. I'm pretty sure non-fat anything would have sucked in this recipe, so I went another way and picked up a canister of "Powdered Buttermilk." It's weird. I thought it would make the pie bitter, but it didn't.
|... but it "shrivels" as it cools.|
|Nick with the crack |