Thursday, March 4, 2010

Crack Pie

 
A friend of mine at work turned me onto this thing called Crack Pie.  A Pie made at Momofuku's Bakery and Milk Bar in Manhattan.  You can order them and have them shipped to your home for a whopping $44 plus shipping, or you can just make your own. There is a reason it's called Crack Pie, they're over the top good and a very addictive.  Here's the recipe if you dare to make one:

Cookie for crust:
2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp (3oz) flour
Scant 1/8 tsp baking powder
Scant 1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick ) softened butter
1/3 cup ( 2 1/2 oz) light brown sugar
3 tbsp ( 1 1/4 oz ) sugar
1 egg
Scant 1 cup (3 1/2 oz) rolled oats

Heat oven to 375 degrees

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat teh butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.

Whisk the egg into the butter mixture until fully incorporated

Whit the mixer running, beat in the flour mixture, a little at a time, until fully combined.  Stir in the oats until incorporated.

Spread teh mixture onto a 9 x 13 inch baking sheet and bake until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool to the touch on a rack.  Crumble the cooled cookie to use in the crust. 

Crust
1 recipe crumbled cookie, above

1/4 cup (half stick) butter
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar (3/4 oz)
1/8 tsp salt

Combine the crumbled cookie, butter, brown sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse until evenly combined and blended ( a little of the mixture clumped between your fingers should hold together).  Divide the crust between 2 (10 inch) pie tins.  Press the crust into each shell to form a thin, even layer along the bottom and sides of the tins.  Set the prepared crusts aside while you prepare the filling. 

Filling
1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 oz) sugar
3/4 cup plus a scant 3 tbsp (7 oz) light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tsp (3/4 oz) milk powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
3/4 cup plus a scant 2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 egg yolks
2 prepared crusts 
powdered sugar, garnish

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, salt and milk powder.  Whisk in the melted butter, then whisk in the heavy cream and vanilla.

Gently whisk in the egg yolks, being careful not to add too much air

Divide teh filling evenly between the 2 prepared pie shells

Bake the pies, one at a time, for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325 degrees and bake until the filling is slightly jiggly and golden brown (similar to pecan pie), about 10 minutes.  Remoe the pies and cool on a rack.

Refrigerate the cooled pies until well chilled.  The pies are meant to be served cold, and the filling will be gooey.  Dust with powdered sugar before serving (very unnecessary
in my opinion and the pie is good slightly warm - not just good, but orgasmic kind of good.)

OK!  Enjoy your Crack! 

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