Posts Tagged 'nerd baking'

World of Warcraft Horde Cupcakes

I guess Friday should just be Cupcake Day from now on! Snack or Die has posted yes another geeky confection and even though Im not a WoW fan I still appreciate the awesomeness in this one. Mostly due to the use of fondant which I have yet to try myself.

WoW Horde Cupcakes

As usual there are step by step instructions to make your own horde of Horde Cupcakes (har har). Enjoy!

<3 seanalyn

Battlestar Pielactica

So here it is, the final night of Battlestar Galactica and I decided to celebrate it in the only way I know how…pie.

Witness my creation that is BATTLESTAR PIELACTICA

Based on Starbuck’s mandala aka The Eye of Jupiter this fruit topped pie replicates the pattern featured so often in the series. If youre planning a finale party, heres your chance to wip up something delicious and healthy to celebrate!

Battlestar Pieactica

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups (200 grams) all spelt or all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) Splenda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Healthy Custard Filling

  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package small curd cottage cheese (nonfat or lowfat)
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 pinch salt
  • 1-1/2 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 egg whites
  • 1/2 (12 fluid ounce) can coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup soy milk

Pie Crust
In a small bowl whisk together flour and salt. In a large bowl using a band mixer beat the butter until soft and gradually add in the Splenda. Add in the beaten egg and mix just until all ingredients are intermixed….do not overdo this! All at once add the flour mixture and mix just until it forms a ball. You dont want to overwork the dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes or until it is a bit harder.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a rack in the middle. Take an 8-9 inch pie pan and lightly grease the bottom. Remove your dough from teh fridge and roll it out until it is about an inch larger than your pie pan. Carefully place the dough in the pie pan being careful not to stretch the dough (this will cause it to shrink when it bakes). Prick the bottom of the dough a few times with a fork to keep the dough from puffing up when it bakes. Place the pan in the fridge to cool and settle for about 20 more minutes. When the dough it cool take another pie tin and wrap the bottom in either aluminum foil or parchment paper and place it within the dough lined pie tin. Fill this with either rice, dried beans or any other weights. Put the pie crust in the oven to bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown (I overdid mine just a hair). Remove the pie crust from the oven and lift off the weighted pie tin, allow the crust to cool.

Healthy Custard Filling
Place cottage cheese in strainer and let drain for about 1 hour or until most of liquid has been drained. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, Splenda, flour, lemon juice, salt, egg yolks, coconut milk, and soy milk. Mix well.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until firm and fold into batter until smooth. Place the mixture in the fridge for a few minute to cool before pouring into pie shell.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce oven to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow pie to cool.

Topping your Pie

You can really use just about any fruit to top your pie as long as it is yellow, red and blue.  I used mangoes, strawberries and blackberries but other options are raspberries, pineapple, peaches, blueberries or bananas. Just make sure the pattern is yellow, red, blue, yellow.

If you dont have enough time to make a pie from scratch for tonight, you can always buy a pre-made crust and fill it with either pudding or another quick custard-like filling.

Happy Batttlestar Galactica Day everyone! Enjoy the finale!


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