Woah that’s a long title huh? Lots of things going on in this delicious frozen treat…. Once again Christina Tosi has created a delicious and complex dessert with layers upon layers of flavors. This pie is creamy, sweet, a bit salty and actually pretty light. This is the perfect thing to bring to a cookout or BBQ because not only is it very refreshing, but it is a sure-fire conversation starter. I can guarantee anyone that tastes this will be asking about all the flavors and ingredients involved. I for one love when that happens. :)
Lets start with the crust. Now you may remember I already mentioned on Friday that it was made of the delicious corn cookies. Those are crushed into crumbs and pressed into a pie dish. Into the crust goes the filling which is made of sweet corn pudding, folded into a whipped cream mixture. The whole thing is frozen for a few hours and then ready to cut and enjoy. In the book, it is recommended to top the pie with local/in season fruit so my organic berries were perfect. Tosi calls pieces of this pie “slices of heaven” and I totally agree!
My favorite aspect of the pie filling was the Sweet Corn Cearal Milk. This was made by steeping milk with Capt’n Crunch cereal to let it really soak up all the flavors. A dash of salt and brown sugar were then stirred in, making it a truly unexpected treat. I could have just sipped that straight all day it was so good!
Overall, I really loved this pie. The recipes in this book have gotten much easier for me, or maybe I’m just used to all the steps by now. Either way, I’m so happy with how this project/experiment is going almost 6 months later. I have been introduced to so many different ingredients and techniques that I surely would never have tried before. It has been so useful to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and I’m so glad we still have lots of recipes left!!
This week was very busy for many of the girls, so only Erin from Big Fat Baker and I were able to post this pie. Make sure to check out the pie and recipe on her site and share the love! We’ll be back in 2 weeks with another Milk-Bar treat!
Recipe from The Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook