Fast Food

McDonald’s Is Serving BUTTER CHICKEN PIES In New Zealand


If you’re a fan of savory pies, McDonald’s New Zealand’s got you. The fast food chain is introducing new Butter Chicken Pies based on the popular Indian dish of butter chicken.

There’s also a new Plum ‘N Custard Pie that’s filled with sweet plums and a custard filling. Both pies are made with a Georgie’s Pie pastry and served as hand-held treats.

New Zealand’s two new pies will only be available for a limited time. Avid patrons might remember a similar Steak Mince ‘N Cheese Pie from a few years back.




Most Awkward Way to Advertise Your Ice Cream Shop


H/T Rose2713


Shake Shack Partners With Doughnut Plant for Limited Edition Concrete

Staple Concrete

Shake Shack is partnering up yet again with another New York hot spot to create a new concrete to appease the masses. This time, the East Coast burger chain has joined forces with Doughnut Plant along with creative consultancy, Staple Designs, to “serve up a collaborative blend of fashion and flavor”.

The new Staple Concrete features chunks of Black Sesame cake doughnuts from Doughnut Plant blended with Shake Shack’s famous frozen custard and swirled with raspberry jam. As sweet as it is genius, the new dessert can only be found in select Shake Shack locations: Madison Square Park, Battery Park City, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO Brooklyn, Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, Theater District, Upper East Side and Upper West.

On the fashion side of things, Shake Shack also collaborated with Staple Designs to launch a product capsule featuring a limited edition t-shirt and sunglasses. If you’re a die hard Shake Shack fan who wants the world to know just how deep your love is, head on over to Staple Design’s shop to peep the merch.

The Staple Concrete is available for $4.30 for a single or $6.55 for a double and is only available through September 21.

H/T Shake Shack + PicThx Gothamist


Unfortunately Trending: Instant Ramen Pudding


Apparently, dunking pudding in ramen is now trending on the internet. Although, are we surprised? The current ramen lineup includes (don’t hold your breath): ramen chicken wings, ramen taco shells, ramen burgers, ramen fries, ramen burritos, ramen grilled cheese and ramen pizza.

If anything, it’s about time dessert got a little ramen love. The ever-inquisitive staff at RocketNews24 decided to taste test this phenomenon, plopping a package of custard into a standard cup of hot instant ramen. The sweet custard melted into the broth, creating a creamy soup.

According the RN24‘s writer, the overall flavor made for a “pleasant experience” with “a nice blend of salty and sweet and the hot noodles and cool pudding balanced out to a comfortably warm temperature”.


With a “17 out of 22 stars” rating and a combined (ramen + pudding) price tag of $3 US, we’re not going to say we’re not thinking about trying this. Hey, we’re hungry.


Krispy Kreme’s New Pie Donuts Remind Us Why the Universe is Good


There’s always something to be said for classics, such as a plain donut or good old-fashioned pie. And while it’s impossible to outdo these perfect desserts, Krispy Kreme does a noble attempt at trying with their latest limited edition dreams: Key Lime Pie and Caramel Dutch Apple Pie Donuts.

Key Lime Pie offers a blend of key lime and custard filling and comes topped with key lime icing and graham crumbles. The Caramel Dutch Apple Pie features a chunky cinnamon apple filling and gets slathered in caramel icing and a dollop of mo’ cinnamon apple filling. Both flavors get an additional topping of crunchy pie crust bits — because everyone knows the crust is the best part.

Krispy Kreme’s new pie donuts are available from now until May 18, so you can forget about that pre-summer diet.

Picthx Krispy Kreme


The Monte Cristo Burger is Made with Custard-Soaked Fried Buns and Maple Syrup

Umami Burger Monte Cristo

This Monte Cristo Burger was created by Top-Chef winner Michael Voltaggio for the Umami Burger chain. I’m gonna let you have a second to take in all that goodness above before I go on.

Made with Umami’s signature beef patty, the Monte Cristo is smothered in gruyère fondue and prosciutto. It’s then sandwiched between two custard-soaked fried buns and sprinkled with powdered sugar. For good measure, each burger comes served with a side of Umami’s special maple syrup.

The Monte Cristo burger will be available to order across the nation Tuesday, Jan. 28. A dollar from each burger sale will go towards the Los Angeles Mission.

H/T + Picthx First We Feast


Cronut Inventor Partners with Shake Shack to Create a Cronut Custard


Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel is teaming up with Shake Shack to bring the masses Cronut Hole Concrete. This special edition item will be available next Tuesday, September 17 starting at 10 am.


Caramel & Coffee-Infused Crème Brulee

Fancy names intimidate me – amuse bouche, crème anglaise, sesquipedalian, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious…

The older ladies in Church also intimidate me – “Oh my, her child needs an extra sweater!”, “Isn’t she married? Her husband is never with her!” 😉

On the other hand, Loubotins price used to intimidate me until I put them on…

Crème brulee intimidated me until a few years ago when I first I made it…

And, the older ladies at Church…well…they will continue to intimidate me probably up until I reach their age and start to gossip just like them. Can’t wait! 😉 

About that delicious treat up there. This is the crème de la crème. (pun intended)

There’s coffee and caramel in there! It’s Marvelous!

This gem came about after my Mom asked me to make her my coffee-infused crème brulee. Good timing on her part because I had just made a couple of batches of macarons so I was left with a number of egg yolks and some caramel filling. 

I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit in the caramel, and if it was going to work, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

Thank goodness I went with the idea. It was SO.GOOD.

Caramel & Coffee-Infused Crème Brulee

(serves 4 large servings)

Psssst… don’t worry about a torch… you don’t need one. Unless you already have one, then go for it!

You will need:

For the Coffee:

1/2 cup whipping cream

2 teaspoons dark-roast coffee grounds (I use Folgers Dark Roast)

For the Custard:

6 egg yolks

1/3 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1/3 cup caramel sauce

Boiled water

4 teaspoons raw sugar


For the Coffee:

In a small saucepan pour in the whipping cream and the coffee; bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for about 30 minutes.

For the Custard:

Preheat oven to 325.

In a large bowl whisk the yolks, sugar, and salt until well blended; set aside.

Pour the caramel sauce in a separate bowl and add in 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream.

Strain the coffee-infused cream into the caramel cream; throw away the coffee grounds.

Slowly whisk the cream mixture into the egg mixture. Whisk until well combined.

Arrange 4 (6 oz.) ramekins in a roasting pan.

Divide the cream mixture among all the ramekins.

Pour enough boiled water (about 5 to 6 cups) to the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

When done, put the ramekins into the refrigerator for 40 minutes.

Preheat the broiler.

Take out the ramekins and sprinkle the top of each custard with a teaspoon of raw sugar.

Put the ramekins on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and browned.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Serve cold.


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