Saturday, December 25, 2010
Goodway Bakery Egg Nog Pie: Did it Satisfy Mr. Dave's Voracious Hunger For All Things Nog?
If you have been reading for a while than you will know that I have an unholy lust for all things egg nog. Give me organic homemade nog, grocery store nog, fake nog, soy nog, I don't care. I love it all and I don't stop at drinking the stuff. If you peddle nog candy, nog pie, nog lattes, nog toothpaste, whatever, than I am your man. I will buy it.
In the past I have spoken about my love for Stewart's Egg Nog (also their Nog Shake) and offered a recipe for Stewart's Egg Nog Custard Pie. I make my own aged, heavily boozed egg nog sometimes. As I mentioned, I am always looking for other interesting nog creations.
A while back I tried some of the Nuns of New Skete egg nog cheesecake from the Delmar Market (a little funky). Well, I was at the Delmar Market again the other day finishing up some last minute shopping when I spied the Goodway Bakery's (located in Troy) Egg Nog pie! I was excited, not even balking at the 14.99$ price tag. I purchased it for some post-X-Mas Eve dessert.
This was an attractively put together nog pie. A nice layer of whipped cream on top with a decorative shake of nutmeg. I could barely keep my grubby mits off the thing until after dinner.
Cutting a slice I was a little disappointed by the relatively meager "nog" layer which was easily exceeded by the generous whipped cream layer. Towards the center there was maybe a 1/4 inch of pie filling. I like a pie with a little more weight and substance. As is per usual with products billed as "egg nog" flavored, it didn't really taste much like egg nog. This is not to say that it was bad. After the first bite I exclaimed, "Mmmm... creme brulee pie!" There was even a crunchy layer of caramelized sugar between the custard and whipped cream layers.
If Goodway Bakery would have just called the thing "Creme Brulee" pie, I still would have bought it as I am a huge creme brulee fan as well (I have a thing for eggy, milky, custard-y things I guess). I would have been impressed with the fact that the pie was aptly named. Instead I was left disappointed at the lack of nog taste.
No matter, it was still a good pie. Isn't that really what the holidays are all about? Good pie? Anyhow, I hope this post finds you well and I trust you will all have a wonderful holiday.