Hiya, I’m kind of excited, nervous and happy all at once…it is because today is Saturday!!
The weather outside is grey sometimes dark grey, rainy and not so cold…but I like it, it makes me want to be at home and bake and light scented candles.
Also it is carnival here where I live, and I am not a carnival girl. My windows are closed and I have changed some appointments for next week to avoid going out in this madness of drunkards, dirt and animalization of the mankind. Oh gosh! (no offense) it is just… it is not my thing (sorry!!!!!). One of the things I hate about this party is using the underground…if that is full every day at rush hour…in carnival it is even worse. I’ve experienced it for 2 years already. I’ve had to go to the city centre and my tram came and to my surprise no room for more people, and I was like Oh god! I really have to fit in here! People with beer in their hands spilling it over others, it is just disgusting. You think it is ok when you step out of the tram but…the streets are apocalyptical it is like the setting of a city in a dark cyberpunk novel (not literally) but it felt like it without being futuristic. It is more like a mixture of that and being in the jungle.
I’ve never liked clowns…and the other day I saw a clown like IT style, it was pretty creepy…yeah I was on my way to catch the tram after a lesson. A part from that I missed the tram and I saw the display that showed 8 minutes for the next tram…yay! Going down the stairs to the platform I saw a very nice and folded 20 Euros note. Mmmm waiting was worthy! It seemed it had my name on it saying GET ME! So my tram came finally and lots of dressed up creepy and not that creepy people too. I got home and I told my husband that the following day would be an easy one because I didn’t have to leave the house to work. What a relief! No cut glass on the floor, noise and crazy costumes!
Because I don’t like wild parties I needed some calm moments and there is nothing that can help me calm down than baking something good! So I thought about making a different pie that tasted like something comforting! And as I have made only apple pie so far, why not give it a try to SWEET POTATO PIE.
With a magic touch of this pie crust recipe, sweet potatoes, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, ginger, cloves, brown sugar, cornstarch, eggs and heavy cream anything will be looking as good as this:
Well, actually it should look nicer than mine…the pie is good, it is cooked, it is tasty, it tastes like fall, but please do not bake it with beautiful pie crust shapes as I have done here. It caused cracks on it… lesson learned! Anyway, it is a pie and it is a reason to celebrate.
P.S: I promise I will post new photos as soon as I bake this again (which will be soon).
For all those pie lovers! Cheers!
So start doing it now 🙂 I help you making it:
Ingredients for the pie crust
-165g all-purpose flour
-½ teaspoon salt
-45g cold butter
-60ml very cold water
Ingredients for the pie filling
-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled and smashed
-3 large eggs
-1/2 teaspoon: salt
-1/2 teaspoon: ground ginger
-1/4 teaspoon: ground nutmeg
-1 ½ teaspoon: ground cinnamon
-a dash of cloves
-a dash of black pepper
-235ml heavy cream
-220g brown sugar
How to make it
- Start making the pie crust and take it to the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. See how I made this pie crust here
- Prepare the filling: It is very straightforward and easy. All you need is peeling and boiling the sweet potatoes in a pot with water until they are tender (for about 20 minutes). Grab a mixing bowl and blend the sweet potatoes, add eggs and sugar and combine them well. Then add the cornstarch, salt and the rest of spices. Mix them and add the cream and milk. Repeat the action. So this is your pie filling. Set aside. It looks like purée, right?
- Turn on the oven to the maximum temperature (200ºC) and take the pie crust out of the fridge and on a floured surface and using a rolling pin flatten the disc (not so thin like almost transparent) until it has a considering thickness and cover your pie form that has been buttered before.
- Add the filling and bring the pie to the oven to bake for 10 min to maximum temperature (200ºC) and after that lower it to 160ºC and bake for 45 minutes.
- Introduce a tooth pick and if it comes out clean then it is done! Or see if your pie filling is not very jiggly but if it is a little in the centre then your pie is ready.
Enjoy this warm sin with your loved ones or on your own 🙂