I don't know if someone would notice that I made these pies myself when they were served on Sarah's birthday lunch last Sunday. I don't even remember if anyone ate them. Ben and Sarah did, but the adults just adored the fruit cheese. Did I make too much goodies, do you think?
I often guess what people might like and what other people might not enjoy. It is a game of taste and personal preferences, so who would know? Making various things what I THINK will be enjoyed by everyone is one thing I do. On one occasion, I can end up making batches of any possible things people will like to nibble, but I always make sure there are varieties playing on the table.
Goodies that I made for desserts was gluten-free chocolate almond torte as to serve my sis-in-law for she is a Coeliac, and for after-lunch coffee was ginger slice, baby pecan pies, and meringue (this my sis-in-law can also eat). Barbara made macha green-tea cookies as the addition, so there are various of goodies. In the end, when we were having coffee, everyone was so full there's no more room for other goodies.
Source: All Things Nice with Jo Seagar. Random House New Zealand Ltd. 2002.
1 cup flour,
½ cup Chelsea icing sugar,
1 cup pecans,
60g butter, melted,
1 cup Chelsea soft brown sugar,
1 tsp vanilla essence
Place the first measurement of butter with the flour and icing sugar in a food processor and mix until the pastry forms a ball. Divide into 16 pieces and press each into the base and up the sides of a non-stick (or well-greased) mini muffin tin. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Divide the pecans between the chilled pastry cases, breaking the nuts as required.
Mix the melted butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth and 'gluey' and spoon or pour carefully over the nuts. Do not overfill.
Bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes. Lift the pies from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
In Bahasa Indonesia
Kami merayakan ultah Sarah yang ke-3 hari Minggu kemaren. Sebetulnya hari ultahnya sendiri tanggal 25 Juli nanti, tapi ya dirayakan sebelumnya karena pada hari Rabu itu Sarah dan Ben akan merayakannya di sekolah. Ini salah satu after-lunch nibble yang saya sajikan di hari Minggu kemaren.
Baby Pecan Pies
Sumber: All Things Nice with Jo Seagar. Random House New Zealand Ltd. 2002.
1 cup tepung terigu,
½ cup icing sugar,
1 cup pecans,
60g mentega, lelehkan,
1 btr telur,
1 cup soft brown sugar,
1 sdt esens vanila
Masukkan 125g mentega, tepung dan icing sugar ke dalam food processor dan campur hingga rata dan membentuk bulatan adonan. Bagi menjadi 16 bagian lalu tekan-tekan di dasar dan sisi-sisi loyang muffin mini yang non-stick atau sudah diolesi mentega. Sisihkan ke dalam kulkas selama kurleb 30 menit.
Bagi-bagi dan masukkan pecans ke dalam pastry case, hancurkan pecans jika perlu.
Campur mentega leleh, telur, brown sugar, dan vanila sampai rata, lembut dan kental, lalu sendokkan ke atas pecans. Jangan isi terlalu banyak (bisa tumpah keluar dari pastry case-nya jika terlalu penuh).
Panggang dengan suhu 180C selama 20-25 menit. Angkat pies dari loyang dan dinginkan di atas rak.