Thousand year egg/century egg/preserved egg isn’t actually a thousand years old. But it sounds pretty exotic doesn’t it?
I’ve neglected the Chinese recipe section of my blog so I decided to share this easy recipe. No cooking is necessary. You just need to assemble a few ingredients.
The Thousand Year Egg is actually a preserved duck egg. A common Taiwanese dish is to eat it with a tofu salad, often as an accompaniment to a light congee (rice porridge) breakfast.
I made my own fruit snacks/ gummy candies recently and they were so ridiculously easy to make. I’m so excited at how well they turned out and I already have about five billion variations I want to try after my initial successful stint.
It only takes about ten minutes to make the syrup, then you pour it into molds, let it set, and pop them out and they are ready to eat.
I first read about Pizza Hut’s new crazy cheese crust pizza on April 1st and thought it might be an April Fool’s hoax. But the next day, it was still in the news, assuring me that it wasn’t a prank.
DH has been craving Pizza Hut lately, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try the new pie. If you’ve seen the advertisements and commercials, this is the picture they present you with:
The crust is shaped so that there are little pockets decorating the outside rim of the pie. These pockets are then filled with a five blend cheese mix (provolone, asiago, mozzarella, fontina, and white cheddar), to create a cheese bowl effect.
I had wanted to order the pepperoni one to see how mine would compare with the advertisement. But DH had his heart set on a pepperoni pan pizza and I didn’t want pepperoni overload, so we got sausage instead.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the crust did resemble the crust from the advertisements. The pizza was divided so that each slice had exactly two mini cheese pockets.
The bottom crust is quite thin and much thinner than the standard Pizza Hut crust, probably to balance out the rich and thicker crazy cheese crust. It was still sturdy enough to hold the pizza toppings though.
The biggest issue I had immediately with the pizza was that the cheese pockets do not detach like it shows in the advertisement. Yes, I realize the advertisements are not always completely accurate, but I don’t understand why Pizza Hut would lead customers to think they could pluck off a cheese bowl and eat it separately. The only way to have that lone cheese bowl is to either slice it off with a sharp knife or eat the rest of the pizza until you are left with the crust.