Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This blog isn't exactly known for its culinary skills, but that doesn't mean I don't take risks in the kitchen every once in a while. Though I can make some badass desserts and a pretty good Strogonoff, my grandma Laura claims the talent comes with age (she didn't cook at all until she was in her mid-50s - lucky me, right around the time when I was born).

To honor the best cook in my family, I decided to make one of her best and easiest recipes for Thanksgiving dinner at the Collins' this year.

So, for the first time in TWM history, here's the step-by-step recipe for Laura's Ham and Cheese Awesomely Delicious Pie (title given by me):

Crust:
2 cups white flour
1 egg
5 tablespoons margarine
dash salt
dash sugar

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl - you may wanna get your hands dirty here. When the dough reaches a firm consistence, spread it evenly on the baking pan. I used one of those pans with a belt on the side (it's easier to move the pie out of it when ready).


not the easiest job to spread the buttery dough all over the pan, but it's worth it

Filling (1):
9 oz. chopped cheddar cheese
9 oz. chopped ham

The cheese and ham can go in the crust at this point.

Filling (2):
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup plain, low fat yogurt
4 eggs


Whisk the cream for a little while until it's a little thicker than au natural. Then add the eggs and yogurt, keep mixing.

When the mixture is ready, pour it in the crust, covering the ham and cheese.

Stick the pan in a pre-heated 400F oven for about 30 mins. The pie will be ready when both the crust and the top are golden.
This is delicious both warm, right off the oven, or cold, like a quiche.

Hope you love it like we all do <3

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS: the cute image that illustrates this post was found here.

2 comments:

Carol said...

Arrasou!

Marcos said...

HEHE FILHA DE LEON ,DIGO PEIXE...AO MENOS UMA PARA SEGUIR OS DOTES CULINARIOS DA FAMIGLIA....