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The Pie Project: momofuku crack pie

Recipe adapted from Momofuku Milkbar

This pie has been on the list for a long time. Even in the days before the project, my Momofuku-loving boyfriend had this recipe flagged for a rainy day. It was actually quite a lovely, sunny Spring day when we decided to finally give it a go last week — but luckily I think crack pie tastes pretty amazeballs in any weather.

It’s a pretty lengthy recipe, but doesn’t actually take that long to complete — you can even make each component separately and combine later if you don’t have the time.

According to this —…

über healthy (and tasty) fit mix balls

Fit Mix online: website / facebook / instagram

Mmm, balls.

They sounded too good to be true. A tasty snack that’s filling, nutritious, and quick to make? What?

Believe it, sisters. Meet Fit Mix; a delicious alternative to processed snacks and high sugar bliss balls. Jam-packed full of protein, they’ll get you through the day without the hassle and heaviness of a protein shake.

They’re the brainchild of The Fit Foodie; a big believer in minimal processing and natural foods, and a definite must-follow if you’re on Instagram. Subjected to plain low-calorie food in her own attempt to get healthy, she wanted shake…

The Pie Project: raspberry ripple ice cream pie

Recipe adapted from Taste.com.au

Brrrr. It’s the middle of Winter, what am I thinking?

Surely ice cream is appropriate at any time though, especially if it’s homemade and covered in raspberry sauce!

Base
250g chocolate biscuits (not chocolate-coated)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
120g unsalted butter, melted

Filling
500ml (2 cups) full-cream milk
1 vanilla bean, split
6 egg yolks
125g caster sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour
200ml thickened cream

Sauce
60g caster sugar
250g fresh or frozen raspberries
1 lemon, juiced

Step 1. Place the biscuits and cocoa powder in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add the butter and process to combine. Use the mixture to line a greased 27cm pie dish….

The Pie Project: mini apple and honey galettes

Recipe adapted from Taste.com.au

I’m not going to lie: I am very much enjoying this easy, ready-made pastry thing.

As much as I love the measuring, the mixing, the folding, the chilling and the rolling of homemade pastry (okay most of the time I hate it, but when it turns out well it’s flipping great), ready-made is a lifesaver when you’re not in the mood. So naturally, these little galettes are as easy as pie (hahahahahahaha). Not only is the pastry already done for you, but there are literally only four other ingredients. Four! They’re not even hard ingredients. Apple,…

The Pie Project: Cherry and Chocolate Puff Pastry Pie

Easiest. Pie. Ever.

After my last pastry making disaster I wanted something simple, and what’s simpler than pre-made puff pastry?

It turned out to be just as tasty as it was simple — the perfect thing to throw together when your sweet tooth is nagging at you but you’re out of mini kitkats (or is that just me?). A word of warning though: it’s a pretty small pie. Mine yielded about four good-sized pieces, and was gone within a few moments.

My edits to the recipe were fairly minor: a few less chocolate chips and…

The Pie Project: apple, blueberry and hazelnut pie

I fell in love with this pie the moment I laid eyes on it over on Daisy and the Fox. It combines all of my favourite things, and the photos are so deliciously stunning that I couldn’t resist.

The whole process was going swimmingly, until it came time to put the whole thing together. I blame it on my pastry-eating addiction. I swear I didn’t eat that much but it was quite a stretch to fit the base, and I all but ran out for the lovely thick lattice on top. I…

The Pie Project: Banoffee pie

Would you like to hear a secret? I used to hate bananas. Hate them. For the first twenty or so years of my life I thought they were the devil. I thought they were weird and gross and wrong. Put any other piece of fruit in front of me and I’d go nuts, but banana? Nope.

I’m not sure where my banana hatred went, but now I actually like them. I’d even go so far as to say I may even love them, at least…