Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pi DAY 2015


Yesterday 14/3 was celebrated as the "Pi day".
Now all who have study Mathematics or Add Maths in school know what that symbol  ie three digits of π, or pi, which is 3.14.
"the exact proportion between the diameter and the circumference can never be expressed in numbers.  Hence it needed its own symbol to represent it" wrote William Jones (1674-1749) in 1702 in his seminal work.

I baked this  pi(pie) using up the remaining of the bacon, 3 leeks, 1/2 brown onion and the organic sweet potatoes which I bought from the farm.  

Look at that royal purple colour of the sweet potatoes and they are wonderfully sweet! I boiled them till they are soft and mashed with some butter and milk.  Meanwhile, saute the bacon (cut into strips) and add onions saute till soft.  Add the leek and splash with some white wine, cook till the alcohol has evaporated and dish up and set aside.

Into a bowl, beat 4 eggs, add around 1 cup of whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste and mix well together. Place the filling into each greased ramekins.  

Sprinkle some grated cheddar cheese on top of filling

Slowly pour egg mixture into the ramekins 

Finally spread the sweet potatoes mash on top of the egg mixture. 

Bake in pre-heated oven 180C for 20 minutes till center is set
Best eaten warm.... enjoy !