One last guilty treat before my detox holiday in Thailand with my best girlfriends, AKA my shanghai family.
It’s gonna be a 7 day girl-only trip that we will spend in Phuket at Amity Wellness resort. We booked the fasting + juice program, which means for our whole stay we will only be drinking soups and fresh juices while we will be hanging at out the pool, getting a body massage or a facial and joining the morning and evening fitness class.
It’s gonna be awesome!
But before I leave, I want to share with you this pie that I made a long time ago…(3 months?) and that I think now it’s time to post here! Isn’t it?
BTW, how was your weekend folks? Mine was awesome. I hosted the first (of a long series) of cooking class with Xinwei Cook products. 12 people joined the class and we had a lot of fun making minestrone soup, salad and teriyaki salmon!
Now back to the pie, let’s bake!
Ingredients (make one 12 inch pie):
for the pie crust
- 250 gr all purpose flour
- 125 gr unsalted butter, cold
- 2 egg yolks
- 100 gr sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest
for the filling
- 250 gr ricotta cheese
- 250 gr mascarpone cheese
- 100 gr chocolate chips
- 20 gr cornstarch
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
Cut the butter into cubes and place it in a food processor together with the flour
pulse just until the flour crumbles. Max 10 times.
in a bowl combine sugar, lemon zest and egg yolk
beat up all the ingredients for a few minutes.
Pour the flour onto your kitchen counter, make a hole in the center and pour in the egg/sugar mixture.
Using you hands, knead the dough until it comes together and it’s nice and smooth.
Remove 1/3 of the dough. Wrap the rest into plastic paper, flatten it out with a rolling pin and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, mascarpone, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and vanilla bean.
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a nice and smooth cream.
Add in the chocolate chips and pour the filling into the pie crust.
Using the remaining 1/3 of the dough, roll out some strips (2 inch wide) and place them crosswise on top of the filling. Fold in the edges
Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 C for 40 to 45 min.
Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before removing from the pan (Best is to use a spring form pan, will make your life easier…trust me!). Dust the top with some powdered sugar.