Archive for May, 2010

Tuesdays With Dorie – Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie

Posted in food on May 25, 2010 by hoagiefest 2020

When I heard this was with chocolate ice cream (which is objectively the worst flavor of ice cream), I thought it would be bad news. When I saw that the crust was made up of coconut, butter, and crumbled up cookies (I used Pecan Sandies), I thought it sounded ridiculous. When I tasted the dang ol’ pie?

BLAM. Flavor explosion. It shouldn’t work on so many levels, but it works on all of those levels. The crust solidifies and becomes crunchy; the cloying, awful sweetness of the chocolate ice cream is offset by the far different cloying, awful sweetness of the bananas. Whatever. Whatevs. It works. Pecan sandies.

I won’t spoil the finale of LOST for anybody (although presumably everybody who cares has probably already seen it), but I will say that I found it a beautiful end to a great journey, and I find it very hard to find fault at all with the episode. Of course, I’ve never really cared about the answers to mysteries, so take that for what it is.

I’m not going to get a chance to watch the 24 finale until Saturday, so watch your spoiler-filled mouths or I will go Jack Bauer on you and leave your banana-coconut-ice-cream-pie-filled bowels scattered all over the ground of a Manhattan warehouse.

Tuesdays With Dorie – Apple Apple Bread Pudding

Posted in food on May 18, 2010 by hoagiefest 2020

The first apple stands for the main ingredient: apples. The second apple is a typo.

I was not super-pleased with my first few bread puddings, which were delicious but crunchy. This one is just perfect – the consistency is like store-bought, the flavor is like homemade. Very pleased with myself.

I started making this at 8:30 after I got home from the gym. It is 12:30 and I’ve had two bowls. I hope you’re happy about what I’ve done for you, Internet.

As for me, I’m currently deep in the middle of reading “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” The DC Comics Universe will never be the same!!! (unless you were raised on post-Crisis comics, in which case nothing seems all too different).

Let’s have a moment of silence for those that we’ve lost this year, or those that we will soon lose: “Lost.” “24.” The awful “Heroes.” “Scrubs.” “Better Off Ted.” Ronnie James Dio. Russell Hantz.

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Tuesdays With Dorie – Simple Berry Tart

Posted in food on May 11, 2010 by hoagiefest 2020

This was spectacular. The pastry creme came out perfectly, and I remembered to put the sugar into the tart dough. I need to remember that when I am miniaturizing the tart, I need to miniaturize the fruit (minus five bonus points for the big-ass genetically engineered strawberries).

Still, tasted good.

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Tuesdays With Dorie – Burnt Sugar Ice Cream

Posted in food on May 4, 2010 by hoagiefest 2020

Don’t know why we call this Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and not Caramel Ice Cream. Maybe it just sounds more exotic!

It is scrumptious, so there’s that! Love it.

BTW, I did not wait for the ice cream to solidify before I took its picture.

And now to eat back all those calories I lost at the gym.

Your truly,