I for one love love love fruit pies. The combinations of the crumbly buttery pastry with the custardy or cheesy layer, fill the gaping cavity in my sweet tooth. It is always the perfect dessert to end a meal, sometimes, it becomes the main meal for me to start the day ;o). Below is a recipe I love doing whenever whatever whenever feelings creep in and it is the mood booster for any day of the week. It is soooooo sedap, so guilt free, so unwicked, so good that you can hear your heart saying "...thank you, I love you" for it. I never really measure when I do this but for your reference, I had to yesterday and below are the rough measurements. This recipe is for you kakyong!
(Do the crust first and let it cool, once cooled start on the filling)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt of rock salt
2 tablespoons of cold milk mixed with 1/2 cup of canola oli.
You need to whisk together the dry ingredients in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the oil and milk and beat till frothy. Then add the wet ingredients slowly to the dry ingredients and knead until a ball of dough is formed. It should be soft. You may need extra flour or maybe less for this. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
After the dough is rested, take it out and you may press the dough onto your pie plate evenly. The dough is perfect for an 8 inch pie plate. Bake till it is golden brown maybe about 20 to 25 minutes.
1/2 cup of sugar
3 level Tablespoon of cocoa powder
4 level Tablespoon of cornflour
1 1/2 cup of Low Fat Milk
1 Tablespoon of golden syrup(if you don't have you can omit this.)
1/2 cup of yogurt ( I use tesco's natural yogurt 99sen each)
1/2 teaspoon of rock salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Put sugar, cocoa powder, cornflour and salt into a pot and mix well. On a slow fire, pour the milk, the golden syrup, yogurt and vanilla and whisk until all is incorporated and thick. Do not leave the custard unattended as lumps would be formed. If this happens jugak, you may want to beat it using an electric mixer to smooth out the mixture. Once it has thickened, remove it from the heat and straight away spread it onto the pie crust and leave it to set in the fridge.
You can top the pie with fruits of your choice or maybe crushed toasted pecans or have it plain just like how my kids love it. I had some strawberries with me yesterday, Tesco was sellling them cheap at RM4.70 per box, so had to buy!
I love everything about this dessert especially the crust. It tastes buttery and crunchy and most importantly it does not get soggy after a while. I love how it comes out every time sans all the fattening ingredients like butter and egg yolks. The chocolate custard, tastes divine as well.
The chocolate custard filling has yet to set but the kids insisted for a slice, and they both had three in one sitting.