BigFatBaker is back!
I know things have been very quiet around here for a long time, but I’m here and ready to jump back on the horse.
Just so you all know I have been very busy! I didn’t leave you hanging for nothing… After graduating from Purdue in May I moved home for the summer. I did a little traveling over the summer, then got ready to move out to California.
Instead of getting a job, last year I applied to the Culinary Institute of America for the wine and beverage program. At the very end of August I moved out to St. Helena, California for a fresh start in the world of wine.
The view at Frog’s Leap Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
At the very beginning of September I started the the program. It’s a quick (9 month) intensive program in the study of wine and other beverages. In May, I hope to pass my level two Court of Master Sommeliers exam, and hopefully will find.
In just the last few months I have turned into a major wine nerd…. prepare yourselves now! There is going to be a lot more wine involved on here.
Cabernet Sauvignon Vines at Hayne Vineyard/Chase Cellars – St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
If you have any wine questions or want suggestions, please let me know! You can find me on Facebook HERE. And please let me know in the comments what else you’d like to know about wine from BigFatBaker. Pairings? Recipes? I’d be happy to talk about anything you want to know more about!
But today, I have a very delicious Momofuku Milk Bar recipe. The girls all decided it was time to kick off Milk Bar Monday’s again. To get us all back on track Audra picked the Brownie Pie.
These are not like any brownies i’ve ever had. The crust is made of graham cracker crumbs, and the filling is a rich chocolate batter. It’s formed in a pie tin (I went with springform pan), instead of a rectangle/square pan and served in giant brownie wedges.
I garnished with Tosi’s suggestions; chocolate fudge sauce and chocolate crumbs. But if you need something to cut the richness try raspberries pureed with a little sugar and lemon juice. You could also pair a delicious port style Cabernet Sauvignon or Ruby Port for those of you that also like to drink your dessert.