Happy Thanksgiving!

As a European, pumpkin pie is something I know from American films and television series. It’s not even a thing in the UK, as far as I can tell.

So when I found a can of pumpkin puree in my local deli I simply had to get it – for research purposes, obviously!
Most of the recipes for pumpkin pie I found online ask for a pre-made pie shell, as in: “Take your store-bought pie base, whip up the filling and amaze your family this Thanksgiving!” (Yeah, my discovery came just in time for a Thanksgiving pie!) So I actually had to figure out how to make a proper pie base first. It involved a lot of butter and a lot of love, but I got there eventually. The filling was rather easy; though I had to do some magic, as I didn’t find all the stuff I needed in the local supermarket and I had to improvise a pie dish.

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Long story short: I bake my first pumpkin pie, just in time for Thanksgiving and my flatmate’s birhtday! And it turned out quite nice, actually (as far as I can tell, not having tased one ever before :D)

XX, a very American Angie

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Rice Krispie Treats

Guess what my local supermarket recently added to their stock? Rice Krispies! 😀 I’ve seen recipes and mouth-watering pictures of this very american treat all over the internet and social media before, but I could never find the ingredients I needed to recreate them. Until now…

And even though I should be studying and there’s actually some homework to do, I spent my Friday afternoon following Donal Skehan’s recipe for Mars bars Rice krispie treats. The Mars bars melted into a gooey, caramelly and chocolaty cream and the puffed rice added a lovely crunch! *yum*

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I also want to point out that I just recently bough myself a small Pyrex glass bowl, which came in very handy for the hot water bath to melt the chocolate. I was so happy when I found the bowl, I think it’s the first branded kitchen tool I own! (I think this makes me over proportional happy for a regular 27 year old 😉 )

XX, Angie