Some days you just want to watch something that makes you laugh.
Like this mini film.
Some days you just want to eat something that makes you swoon.
Like this Salted Caramel Pie.
I’m telling you, if you dig the salted caramel thang…this pie is heaven in your mouth.
I loved the method for making the caramel. So easy. You could leave out the salt, I suppose, but that would be no fun at all.
Salted Caramel Pie
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 5 ounces)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar
Two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
Fleur de sel
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
2. In a food processor, pulse the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and light brown sugar until the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumbs evenly into a 9-inch glass or metal pie plate. Bake for about 10 minutes, just until lightly browned. Let cool.
3. Increase the oven temperature to 425℉.
4. Scrape the condensed milk into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle with a scant 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel. Cover the dish with foil and place it in a roasting pan. Add enough hot water to the pan to reach one-third of the way up the side of the baking dish. Bake, lifting the foil to stir 2 or 3 times, until the condensed milk is golden and thickened, about 2 hours; add more water to the roasting pan as necessary. The consistency of the caramel should be like dulce de leche.
5. Scrape the caramel filling into the pie crust, smoothing the top. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with vegetable oil spray and cover the pie. Refrigerate until the filling is chilled and set, at least 4 hours.
6. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream with the confectioners’ sugar until firm. Remove the plastic. Mound the whipped cream on top of the pie and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Cut into wedges and serve.
(The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 up to 5 days ahead. Refrigerate the crust and filling separately.)
Recipe from Food & Wine Magazine
Some days you just want to listen to a song that has gripped you for years, ever since the first listen.
Like this song from Moneybrother.
Moneybrother-Blow Him Back Into My Arms
From those first brushes of percussion, to Anders Wendin’s captivating voice so full of emotion… I was sold. I love epic songs and this most definitely fits the bill.
Where’s my mic? Get those drums ready.
Okay, back to Moneybrother.
From the band’s Website:
“Moneybrother has a magnifying effect:
Music and lyrics reflect ordinary people – but larger than life.”
And do you know what?
Moneybrother is a solo project. Incredible.
Go visit the Moneybrother Website and treat yourself to some amazing music.
The whipped cream proportion on that is just right! mmmm caramel