unconcious mutterings and other stuff

Can anyone else believe tic-tac teeth won?
Custard tart

Shortcrust pastry
4 cups plain flour
360g butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup cream
– process flour, sugar and butter
– add enough cream to make the dough come together
– flatten into a disc and refridgerate.
(I’m known to roll out at this stage, line the pie dish and then pop in the freezer for 30 minutes. I pull it out just before I need it, bring it slightly to room temperature then blind bake for 15minutes)
– this is enough for 2-3 tarts, or one pie.

1 tbsp cornflour
265g caster sugar
600ml cream
6 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla essence
grated nutmeg
– mix cornflour and sugar together, add cream
– in a seperate bowl mix the eggs then add to the cream mixture with the vanilla

– Preheat oven to 180C fan-forced oven
– Line pastry in a 30cm pie dish
– blind bake for 15-20 minutes
– pour filling into shell, sprinkle wiht nutmeg and bake for 40-50 minutes or until set.

Pecan Pie
Use the shortcrust pastry detailed above and follow through to the blind baking stage

Pie filling
1/2 stick of butter (2oz)
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 cup maple syrup
6oz pecans, chopped
– melt the butter
– stir in the sugar then beat in the eggs
– mix in the maple syrup then stir over a double boiler until the mixture is nice and glossy
– stir in the pecans
– pour into the pie shell and bake at 160C until just firm in the centre.
(Credits: Joke for pie filling)
Photos will follow, when I get my camera back from leaving it at the Doodles.
Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Rhyme ::and reason
  2. Substantial ::doubt
  3. Instant ::gratification
  4. Greed ::is good
  5. Brad ::is gorgeous
  6. Season ::of sillyness
  7. Accomplished ::performer
  8. Invite ::reject
  9. Sparkle ::in the eye
  10. Rainbow ::warrior

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  • velcro

    that pecan pie sounds divine and the perfect excuse to wander around the kitchen talking in a fake southern accent.

  • Joke

    You might wanna change the “60z” to “6oz,” lest anyone get confused and starts using two kilos of nuts…


  • Surfing Free

    I couldn’t bare to watch Australian Idol last night because I knew that hopeless Chris Martin wannabe would win 😐
    Yum!! Love custard tarts!

  • nutmeg

    I had to stop watching when that Bobby Flynn (I think) lost. He was different; not main stream enough. I laughed out loud at your “tac tac teeth” comment.

    As to not catching your blog for a week and look what I missed. #4 on the way. You’ve got such enthusiasm for your kids. So if anyone can do it…. It would be both scary and amazing. Best wishes 🙂

    Oh, and your recipe here has now graced my printer…