I made chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for Jeff and Drew's housewarming BBQ on Saturday. The cupcakes came out with crackly tops, not sure why...electric oven? Still tasty though. So why are chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting not paired together more often?
I also wanted to make coconut cream pie for Mother's Day, but the crust shrank when baked blind...even with baking weights! Maybe I should have frozen it first? There were even gaping holes in the shrinkage...all very disheartening. Vodka pie crust, how could you disappoint me? I abandoned the project...Mission Pie to the rescue! But the next day Dan suggested filling the sad little crust with strawberries. Enough time had passed where I was not so upset at the failure, and I agreed. I halved the usual recipe since the crust had shrank...and the sauce didn't thicken...maybe not enough corn starch? But despite the soupy sauce, the pie was still tasty. My mother approved.
Strawberry soup pie
Not the best weekend baking, but not too bad in the end. The heat wave is preventing any kind of baking right now...or cooking...or much of anything, really. So lethargic...