crack pie

This past week we celebrated Zach’s birthday! Zach is the one who keeps our shipping department chugging right along. If you are one of our wholesale customers, chances are you have talked to him on the phone. He’s also is the office DJ, he loves eating meat, and he keeps us laughing. Not only was this week Zach’s birthday, but it also marked one whole year of working for 1canoe2! Oh how time flies.

Back in January, Zach came along to New York for our trip to the New York International Gift Fair. While we were there we made a stop at the famous Momofuku Milk Bar for some sweet treats. One of their most well known confections is crack pie – named so because it leaves you with feelings of euphoria, and cravings for more. Zach had a piece and fell in love. He proclaimed right there, on the spot, that he wanted crack pie for his birthday. And he didn’t stop talking about it, for nine months.

So that’s what he got! I hope it turned out just as good as he had been dreaming about. I will tell you though, the recipe is a little bit involved. It takes multiple steps. There’s a separate recipe just for the crust, that needs to be done in advance, and it also calls for a couple of ingredients that I had a difficult time finding in my local grocery store. And, the very last step is to put the pie in the freezer for no less than three hours before serving. It took some logistical planning, not something you can just whip up spur of the moment, but in the end I think it turned out pretty good!

Since it’s a little bit complicated, I’m not going to include the whole recipe for this pie. But, if you can get your hands on a copy of the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook, you’ll find everything you need inside. I have this book in my kitchen, and it’s FULL of all kinds of things that are yummy. You might even be able to find it at your library!

:: Carrie ::