Finally got some time to pull off a pie, an original combination that I have been meaning to bake for a while. You know, I am one of those who would not care much about measurement. I’d happily flip through the summer issue of my favorite fat-loyal food magazine and ooh and ahh on the luscious photographs and go ahead and never make anyone of them- or i’d alter it totally before it comes out of my oven.
This recipe originally called for banana, walnut and caramel- look what i changed it to with homemade pineapple jam, sugared muskmelon, and Srilankan cinnamon!
The recipe also called for individual pie shells, I made a loaf instead and cut them slant, drizzled it with freshly ground cinnamon and honey. What a morning this was- with this for breakfast and a cup of good coffee. Felt heavenish! Saved some for my girls, Mary, Julie, Delphi and Glory, at work too.
Oh and I need to write this down just in case they don’t stick up for me later! This Glory here used to work for BBC and with a bite she said: “The last time I tasted something like this was in the BBC shoot”
Wohhooo. Hop hop mighty bob!
Join me for breakfast or make it yours:
2 and 1/2 cups of plain flour
100 gram cold butter cut into cubes
1/2 cup iced water
A pinch of cinnamon
Muskmelon cut into thin strips and sugared generously (1/4th cup)
Pineapple jam- 2 tbsp
Caster sugar for dusting
1 teaspoon milk for brushing
Cut butter in flour until the mixture resembles corn meal. (Use a fork to mix it well)
Once it resembles corn meal, slowly add iced water and using as less hands as possible, form a dough. I rub my hands on ice before handling these babies.
Chill in the refrigerator for about half an hour
Roll your dough out- half an inch thick
Slather pineapple jam
Place muskmelon (be very very careless about it)
Roll into a log and flatten the top
Attach the loose ends by pinching with a fork
Brush milk on top (you can use a eggwash too- i dont like the smell of eggs on this one)
Sprinkle caster sugar on top
Bake in center rack at 250 for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden
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11 thoughts on “Original Recipe: Muskmelon, Pineapple Jam and Cinnamon loaf pie Recipe”
It looks delish………but what is a muskmelon and what does it look like? We have watermelon, honeydew and rock melons but I have not heard of a muskmelon. 🙂
Haha, talk about nomenclature barriers. It is honeydew. Here, they call it muskmelon. And I have no idea why!
It looks delicious 😉
Thank you Linda! 🙂
Oh my, this looks/sounds delicious! I like anything with pineapple 🙂
I also like your new blog header, nice job!
There is a blog award on my blog for you, super sweet bloggy-friend http://estrella05azul.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/a-super-sweet-blogging-award/
Oh! I think you intimated me on this- will receive it tonight with honor!
You have two awards from me, if I recall correctly, yes 🙂 No rush, when ever you have the time to is fine – your blog after all.
oh! okay…going to check!
Oh! Just back from your blog! So sweet~ I am gonna have to take this!