Oh New York, New York. I miss you so. If not for the soaring skyscrapers and indescribable atmosphere, than just for the food, glorious food. When we went to New York earlier this year, we had a long list of restaurants, bakeries and cafes we wanted to visit. Top of the list was Momofuku Milk Bar. We had long heard about the unique creations of Christina Tosi and were keen to try every single one. We also planned to do one of their cooking classes but we realised they were only on Saturdays after we already booked our flights. Next time.
Well, the cookies were divine, the cereal milk a creamy delight and the crack pie was, well, all it was cracked up to be. So we wiped the crumbs off our chins, stashed the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook in our suitcase and headed home with dreams of inventive culinary creations. We have since made their cereal milk numerous times at home – and yes, it does taste like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl. I made my own Fruit Loop Cereal Milk Layer Cake and Fruity Pebble Cereal Milk Baked Donuts. Then, last week, it was my husband’s birthday. He had just one request – Momofuku’s Crack Pie.
The recipe is in their cookbook and is actually really enjoyable to make. And now I know why it tastes so good. I nearly had to buy the supermarket’s entire supply of butter, sugar and eggs. Kidding. But seriously, this pie is not for the faint-hearted. The crust is made by baking a fluffy oat cookie, that is then crushed and made into a tasty biscuit crumb. The filling is a creamy mixture of egg yolks, butter, sugar and cream that sets with a crisp crust but remains gooey and sticky in the middle. After it is baked, the pie is placed in the freezer and served cold.
I don’t want to write out the recipe here since it is published in their cookbook, but I can tell you to put Momofuku Milk Bar on your food list for your next trip to New York. They are always shaking up their menu and have loads of amazing creations to try – from their compost cookies to birthday cake truffles and cereal milk soft serve.
Excuse me, while I grab another slice of crack pie.