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So, those of you who know my podcasting habits will know that one of the few constants is The Wyrd Ways Rock Show. It's the ONLY music podcast that's lasted the distance for me - must be five or six years I've been listening to it now.

There's several reasons for that. It helps me keep up with new music I'll (probably) like in this increasingly fragmented musical world, because it defiantly includes all kinds of rock and metal, and doesn't restrict itself to any of the increasingly narrow bands that modern bands like to slot themselves into. I like Carl's relaxed presenting style, and his comfortingly Yorkshire voice - there's something very reassuring about him. I like Elfie's enthusiasm and joy at finding new stuff to bring to the world. But mostly, I like the attitude of the show, which is: it's the music that matters.

So the Wyrd Ways RS doesn't discriminate if you're black, or LGBT+, or a girl. Orianthi is just a bloody good guitarist. Doro Pesch is just a statesman of rock. Rob Halford is just the singer for Judas Priest. None of that gatekeepy bullshit on the Wyrd Ways RS: if your music is good, you get played, no matter what your non-musical attributes.

Recent events have brought to the forefront just how bloody special this is. Don't even start me on the silliness that is #Metalgate (except that I feel sorry for these Czech festival organisers who have been going since '08 and suddenly got tarred with a very silly brush). So it was with the greatest joy that I listened to the last-but-one episode of the show:

Here is a link to the webplaying version of episode CCXCVI. This episode will be known forever to me as the "what is this female-fronted-metal pigeon-holing bullshit? Women play ALL KINDS OF METAL!" episode. And it's got some bloody astounding music on. Srsly, check the playlist. It's nearly four hours of glorious, joyful, beautiful music that sticks two fingers up at the rest of the world and says: "I don't care what YOU think; this is what I like".

So go listen to it. Go on. You can do it in chunks if you like. Then go subscribe and help pay for the upkeep of the show: it's worth it, I promise.
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31-days-opening-100pxDay 18 is a Buttermilk Pie with Blackberry Sauce

We started off with no personal reference for this pie. I knew it’d be good but I didn’t realize how good. Adam was extra curious about it, and now I see why it’s so loved. It seemingly transcends pie and veers into a warm, custardy dessert, complete with the sweet zing of raspberry sauce. It comes from Joy The Baker’s blog, and there’s a wonderful story behind it. Do check it out!

 

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Buttermilk Pie with Blackberry Sauce

3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 stick melted butter, slightly cooled.
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons pur vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

Beat eggs slightly. Mix sugar and flour well and add to the eggs. Mix until creamy. Add melted butter, mixing well. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the custard sets. Tip: the custard will still jiggle a bit in the oven even when it’s set. Just make sure that the middle does not jiggle a lot more than the sides. That means it needs more time.

Blackberry Sauce
1/2 cup seedless blackberry preserves
1 Tablespoon Chamborde liqueur, also consider orange liqueur or a bit of Triple Sec
Pour the preserves in a saucepan and arm on medium heat, stirring constantly with wire whip until smooth. Remove from heat and add liqueur. Let cool slightly and drizzle over pie.

Pie Dough
2 sticks (8 ounces) cold unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk, cold

Cut butter into 1 inch pieces and place in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.

Sift together the flour and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Sifting eliminates lumps and aerates the mixture, making the dough tender and lighter. Add the partially frozen butter and the salt. Mix on low speed for 2 minutes, or until the butter is reduced to the size of broken walnut meats. Stop the machine and by hand pinch flat any large pieces of butter that remain.

Turn the mixer on low speed and add the buttermilk all at once. Mix until the dough comes together, about 15 seconds. The dough should be tacky, but not sticky, and still rather shaggy.

Remove the dough from the bowl and quickly form into a rough disk. Wrap in plastic. Try not to overowrk the dough. Chill for at least 1 hour before rolling out. At this point the dough will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. For freezing roll the dough into sheets and wrap them in airtight plastic film first.

Recipe from Joy The Baker

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31-days-opening-100pxDay 17 of 31 Days Of Pie is a galette. A galette of my dreams.

I get downright giddy when I think of galettes. Rustic, free-formed, and shockingly beautiful, they are everything I want in a baked good and then some. Simplicity is rewarded tenfold in my opinion, and if there’s one in a bakery case or counter chances are I will order it, no matter the ingredients. Because I love them that much.  Today’s savory pie comes from the Food Network Kitchens, from a group I know very well and every time we photograph their recipes I know I’m in for a creative treat that works. They always work. And they are always delicious, so thanks, FNK! What can I say about this galette? It’s gorgeous, both in appearance and flavor. It makes me feel like I am a million miles away in a cafe, and pairing a slice of this with a glass of rosé or sancerre might possibly make you the happiest person on the planet. Did I mention how gorgeous it is?

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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Onion Galette with Stilton

Ingredients

Dough:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Filling:
1 large baking apple, such as Rome Beauty or Cortland
1 small or 1/2 medium butternut squash (about 3/4 pounds), halved, seeded, and skin on
1 small yellow onion, peeled, root end trimmed but intact
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1/3 cup crumbled Stilton or other blue cheese (about 1 1/2 ounces)

Directions

For the dough: Pulse the flour and salt together in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse about 10 times until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few bean-size bits of butter in it. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times more; don’t let the dough form a mass around the blade. If the dough seems very dry, add up to 1 tablespoon of cold water, 1 teaspoon at a time, and pulsing briefly. Remove the blade and bring the dough together by hand. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

For the filling: Halve and core the apple. Cut each 1/2 into 8 wedges and put them in a large bowl. Slice the squash and cut the onion into wedges so that both are as thick as the apple wedges, and add them to the apples. Add the butter, rosemary, and thyme and toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch disk. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet and brush with mustard. Starting 2 inches from the edge, casually alternate pieces of apple, squash, and onion in overlapping circles—if you have extra pieces of one or another, tuck them in where you can or double them up until to use all the filling. Fold and pleat the dough over the edge of the filling. Bake until the crust is brown and the apples, squash, and onions are tender and caramelized, about 55 minutes. Scatter the cheese over the filling and bake until melted, about 5 minutes more. Cool the galette briefly on a wire rack. Cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen, Food Network

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31-days-opening-100pxDay 16 of 31 Days Of Pie is a Chicken Pot Pie.

Wait, you didn’t really think we’d celebrate 31 Days Of Pie without a few savories thrown in, did you? About the only requirement for entry was pie-ish, which explains tarts, galettes and now this. Let’s say this is about as perfect of a Chicken Pot Pie as you’ll ever have, in fact I’d say this is my favorite, hands down. And we tried several, ending with our friend Elise’s version which comes from an old copy of the Marshall Field’s cookbook. It’s everything you want a chicken pot pie to be: luscious savory filling, a flaky crust, a hint of sherry. I’d be happy having one every single day for the rest of my life, I’m not kidding.

 

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 Chicken Pot Pie from Simply Recipes

Ingredients

Chicken and stock ingredients:
1 (3 1/2 pound) frying chicken
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 small onion, halved
2 teaspoons salt
Pie crust ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced into 1/2-inch cubes (best to chill cubes in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before using)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
3 to 4 Tbsp ice water

Filling ingredients:
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal
3 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup dry sherry
3/4 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Egg wash:
1 egg whisked with 1 Tbsp water

Special equipment needed:
6 10-ounce ramekins

Method
1. Cook chicken and prepare the stock. Combine the chicken, carrot, celery, salt and onion in a large stock pot, adding cold water until covered. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce and then let simmer and cook, 45 minutes. Once cooked, remove the chicken and let it cool for 14 minutes. While cooling, add the remaining vegetables and water to the pot and continue to cook. When the chicken is cool, strip away as much of the meat from the bone. Set aside the chicken meat pieces and return the remaining chicken bones to the pot and continue to boil on high heat until the liquid has reduced, about a quart or quart and a half. You’ll need 2 1/2 cups of stock, freeze or store the remainder.

2. To prepare the pie crust dough, combine the flour and salt in a food processor. Add the chilled butter cubes and pulse 5 times to combine. And the shortening and pulse a few more times, until the dough resembles a coarse cornmeal, with some pea-sized pieces of butter. A tablespoon at a time, slowly stream in ice water, pulsing after each addition, until the dough sticks together when you press some between your fingers. Empty the food processor, placing the dough on a clean surface. Use your hands to mold into a ball, then flatten the ball into a disk. Sprinkle with a little flour, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days, before rolling.

3. To prepare the filling, preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and cook until the onions are translucent, this takes about 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, one minute more. Whisk in 2 1/2 cups of the chicken stock. Whisk in the milk. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the chicken meat, thyme, sherry, peas, parsley, salt and pepper and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Divide the warm filling between six 10-ounce ramekins.

4. Prepare the crust. Roll out dough on a lightly flour surface to a little less than a quarter-inch thick. Cut into 6 rounds, slightly larger than the circumference of the ramekins. Lay a dough round on each pot pie filling. Fold the excess dough under itself and use the tines of a fork to press the dough against the edge of the ramekins. Cut a 1-inch vent into each individual pie. Use a pastry brush to apply an egg wash to each pie. Line a baking sheet with foil, place the pies on the baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe from Simply Recipes. Thank you, Elise!

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Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs & Jalapeno Cucumber RelishThis is, hands down, the best relish I’ve ever had and it will become a serious staple in our home. It’s a flavour explosion like no other: sweet, sour, slightly salty, fresh, crunchy, spicy and so darn flavourful. It really packs a punch. This simple and fast relish from the Tacolicious book alone makes the gazillion calories in this bacon wrapped ‘hot dog’ totally worth it. While the original recipe...
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31-days-opening-100pxToday’s Pie is a No-Bake Orange & Cream Pie from Joy The Baker.

Let’s hear it for the combination of orange and cream. You love it, I love it, we all love it. And it’s everything in this pie, which requires minimal baking of the crust before you fill it and only just a little stovetop time. It’s easy, delicious, and satisfies in the way only orange & cream can.  Joy, thank you for this pie. Oh, and thank you for you. I suppose I should thank your parents, too.

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No-Bake Orange & Cream Pie from Joy The Baker

For the crust:
1 2/3 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
dash of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons melted butter
Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until evenly moistened. Press into a 9-inch pie plate and bake at 350 degreesF for 10-13 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool before filling.

For the filling:
3 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
3 large egg yolks
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream (for the whipped cream top)

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, orange juice, zest yolks and milk in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add butter and stir until melted. Cool the mixture for 15 minutes, then add the sour cream. Stir to incorporate. Pour into cool pie crust and chill for 3 hours.  Joy says to cover your pie loosely if you’d like, but she also likes to let it sit so that a skin forms on top (I dig that firmness too!) Whip up the cream, adding a few tablespoons of powdered sugar if preferred then spoon on top of the orange filling.

This recipe is from Joy The Baker

On #PaydayBook

15 Dec 2014 02:34 pm
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So those of you who follow me on twitter may have noticed that one a month I post what I've bought for my #paydaybook and might be wondering what the point of it is. Obviously books are awesome, and that's part of it, but it also has two other functions: firstly it makes me try new things, and secondly it makes me support actual real life bookshops.

The rules I follow are:
  1. The book must be one I have not read before - so no sneakily buying posh editions of old favourites
  2. It must be obtained by browsing or being recced something in an actual, physical bookshop - so no amazon
  3. the book must be bought on payday
  4. Once the book has been bought, take a photo and post it to twitter with the hashtag #paydaybook
Simple, eh?

It rarely costs me more than a tenner, even if Waterstones* have a buy-one-get-one-half-price offer on, and it gives me that feeling of smug satisfaction of helping to keep the high street nice and booky, and it gives me new books to read.

OfC, like all good ideas I nicked it from somebody else. So I suppose I really should credit my lovely PPC for Calder Valley, who introduced me to the concept.



* I realise that Waterstones are hardly a small independent bookseller, but my local one is the prettiest in the country, and so I go there often. I patronise small independent bookstores AS WELL, but Bradford Waterstones Cathedral of Books is on my way to work so it's nice and easy to nip in most paydays. LAST month, by contrast, my payday book came from the South Kensington Bookstore, which proclaimed itself to be proudly, fiercely independent - because I happened to be in That London.
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31-days-opening-100pxDay 14 of 31 Days Of Pie is a Maple Pecan Pie

I appreciate any and all pecan pies. It’s in my blood, and I never turn down discovering another version. This recipe comes from Cooks Illustrated, it’s a not-too-sweet pie that will have a permanent place on every holiday table. The addition of maple syrup is lovely, and as usual the recipe works flawlessly!

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 Maple Pecan Pie

Ingredients

Pie Shell
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for dough and rolling surface
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1/4 -inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, frozen, cut into small pieces
1 large egg white, chilled, thoroughly mixed with ice water (about 2 tablespoons) to equal 1/4 cup
1 large egg yolk, beaten with 1/8 teaspoon water

Filling
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon table salt
3 large eggs
1 cup maple syrup, pure, preferably Grade B or Grade A dark amber
1 1/2 cups whole pecans (6 ounces), toasted and chopped into small pieces

Instructions

1. For Pie Crust: Mix flour, sugar, and salt in food processor fitted with steel blade. Scatter butter and shortening over dry ingredients and pulse
until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal, 10 to 15 seconds. Turn mixture into medium bowl.

2. Sprinkle egg white mixture over flour mixture and, with blade of rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix. Press down on dough with broad
side of spatula until dough sticks together. Shape dough into ball with hands, then flatten into 4-inch disk. Dust dough lightly with flour, wrap
tightly in plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.

3. Roll dough on lightly floured surface into 13-inch circle and transfer to 9-inch pie pan, preferably glass. Press dough into corners and sides of pan, being careful not to stretch dough. Trim edges of dough to make 1/2-inch overhang. Tuck overhanging dough under so that folded edge is flush with rim of pan. Flute edge (illustration 1).

4. Chill shell until firm, about 1 hour. Prick sides and bottom with fork and line entire shell with heavy-duty aluminum foil, pressing foil firmly against shell and extending it over fluted rim, (illustration 2). Prick foil with fork (illustration 3) and return shell to refrigerator while oven is heating.

5. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake, pressing once or twice with mitt-protected hands, if necessary, to flatten any puffing, until crust is firmly set, about 15 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until bottom begins to color, about 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven, brush sides and bottom with egg yolk, and return to oven until yolk glazes over, about 1 minute longer. Remove from oven, and set aside while preparing the filling.

6. Lower oven temperature to 275 degrees. Place pie shell in oven if not still warm.

7. For Pie: Melt butter in medium heatproof bowl set in skillet of water maintained at just below simmer. Remove bowl from skillet; mix in sugar and salt with wooden spoon until butter is absorbed. Beat in eggs, then maple syrup. Return bowl to hot water; stir until mixture is shiny and warm to the touch, about 130 degrees. Remove from heat; stir in pecans.

8. Pour mixture into warm shell; bake until center feels set yet soft, like gelatin, when gently pressed, 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer pie to rack; let cool completely, at least 4 hours. Serve pie at room temperature or warm.

Recipe from Cooks Illustrated

 

 

 

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For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.

Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon.

For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.

Breakfast

14 Dec 2014 10:29 am
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Poll #16245 Breakfast
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18


in order to be properly termed "breakfast" a meal should have

View Answers

All its ingredients fried. In butter
6 (33.3%)

I am incorrect because I wish to select a different option
12 (66.7%)

Best Beef Stew

14 Dec 2014 12:19 am
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Best Beef Stew Recipe

Whether it’s Boeuf Bourguignon or Hayashi Rice, practically every culture around the world has their version of beef stew. While I love these ethnic stews, when someone says “Beef Stew” to me, it conjures an image of supper in a frontier cabin. A half-day trek from nearest town, these settlers are self-sufficient, growing their own […]

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31-days-opening-100px Day 13 of 31 Days Of Pie is Coconut Cream Pie.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you a favorite. As in lifelong-all-time-I-will-always-go-for-this-pie pie.  It’s actually tied with Banana Cream Pie, but either will do. And I’m not sure why it’s a favorite, but it has been since childhood days. And when it comes to Coconut Cream Pie, I’m embarrassed to admit I like them all, from homemade to the trashiest frozen version. Guilty pleasure, I suppose. But today’s recipe is definitely a winner, and why shouldn’t it be? It comes from Cook’s Illustrated so you can rest assured it’s delicious and that it works. This pie always disappears instantly in our house, even though I actually like it the next day once the topping has had a chance to thicken and deflate a bit. It just gets denser, if that makes sense.

 

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Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients

Crust
6 ounces animal crackers
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Filling
1 (13 1/2-ounce) can coconut milk
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3/8 teaspoon table salt
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 2 pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whipped Cream and Garnish
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (cold)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted in a small dry skillet until golden brown

Instructions
1. For the crust: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. In food processor, pulse animal crackers, coconut, and sugar to fine crumbs, eighteen to twenty 1-second pulses; then process until powdery, about 5 seconds. Transfer crumbs to medium bowl and add butter; stir to combine until crumbs are evenly moistened. Empty crumbs into 9-inch glass pie plate; using bottom of ramekin or 1/2 cup dry measuring cup, press crumbs evenly into bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake until fragrant and medium brown, about 15 minutes, rotating pie shell halfway through baking time. Set on wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

2. For the filling: Bring coconut milk, whole milk, shredded coconut, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt to simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to ensure that sugar dissolves. Following illustrations 1 through 6, whisk yolks, cornstarch, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in medium bowl until thoroughly combined. Whisking constantly, gradually ladle about 1 cup hot milk mixture over yolk mixture; whisk well to combine. Whisking constantly, gradually add remaining milk mixture to yolk mixture in 3 or 4 additions; whisk well to combine. Return mixture to saucepan and cook until thickened and mixture reaches boil, whisking constantly, about 1 minute; filling must boil in order to fully thicken. (To determine whether filling has reached boil, stop whisking; large bubbles should quickly burst on surface.) Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla until butter is fully incorporated. Pour hot filling into cooled pie shell and smooth surface with rubber spatula; press plastic wrap directly against surface of filling and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.

3. For the whipped cream: Just before serving, beat cream, sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer until soft peaks form, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Top pie with whipped cream and then sprinkle with coconut. Cut pie into wedges and serve.

Recipe from Cooks Illustrated

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31-days-opening-100pxHere’s a pie that requires no oven, which is fine in summer but with today’s storm in California all I want to do is bake then eat. But still, it’s a fantastic pie that puts chocolate IN YOUR FACE. It comes from Martha Stewart and the rum and macadamia nuts totally throw it over the top for me. And yet again, Adam knocked the styling out of the ballpark, as usual.
This is dedicated to all the chocolate lovers out there.
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Chocolate Black-Bottom Pie

Ingredients
3 1/4 cups heavy cream
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon spiced rum
1 Easy Press-In Pie Crust  made with chocolate wafers
1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
Directions
1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 1/4 cups cream until hot, about 3 minutes. Add chocolate and let stand until melted, 5 to 10minutes. Whisk to combine, then whisk in rum. Pour 1 1/2 cups chocolate mixture into crust (reserve remaining chocolate mixture). Sprinkle nuts over top. Refrigerate pie 3 hours (or up to 2 days).2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 2 cups cream with sugar on high until stiff peaks form, 2 minutes. Top pie with whipped cream, then dot with reserved chocolate mixture. With a skewer, gently swirl chocolate through whipped cream.

Grape Jelly

12 Dec 2014 02:36 pm
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Vegan Grape Jelly

If you’re anything like me and dislike the funky flavor that gelatin imparts on desserts, I have a great plant-based alternative for you in my post this week on PBS Food. Agar powder is a gelling agent made from seaweed that’s colorless and odorless, which makes it perfect for setting your favorite juice into a […]

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