I think you’ll all be impressed with the pie challenge progress I have made. I think I have actually made more than one a week though, so I have stopped making them – I could feel myself putting weight on, which is definitely not a good thing. It is bad enough when it sneakily appears… but when you feel it…
The next pie I made was for my hubbie on Valentine’s Day. I asked him what sort of pie he would like and the response was “I like Lamingtons”… Helpful… I could have bopped him, but instead I just accepted it and said I would see what I can do. Over the next couple of days I let my mind absorb the request and figured I could make a vanilla cheesecake and add Lamingtons to it. So that is exactly what I did.
I created my own Lamington Cheesecake Pie! I made a biscuit case and covered it with Lamingtons (mainly the chocolate and coconut; my puppies and I ate the sponge). Then I mixed some Lamington chocolate part into the cheese mixture. Then covered the Lamington base and let it set. Easy!
One of my lovely friends who reads this blog asked for “Pie, Me oh My!” So we set a lunch date… which her Dad ruined! I had my heart set on making her Peach Cobbler, and since I was in the zone of making it, I did so even though our lunch date was cancelled! I took it to Wednesday cards instead and it went down very well.
I had Peach Cobbler in Atlanta last year and I wasn’t all that impressed. Peaches are the official state fruit of Georgia (where Atlanta resides), so I was expecting big things. One thing I remember was that the peaches seemed to be canned peaches… When I think of peaches I always start singing Peaches by The Presidents of the United States of America…
“Peaches come in a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory down town. If I had my way, I would eat peaches every day….
Moving to the country, going to eat a lot of peaches!
Moving to the country, going to eat a lot of peaches!”
I used the recipe for Peach Cobbler from my Pushing Daisies booklet. The recipe used canned peaches! Maybe that is how they do come! And I must say that my Peach Cobbler tasted better than the one I had in Atlanta! In the picture above with the pie in the oven you can see the edge of a blue dish. I made a mini Peach Cobbler for hubbie and myself. It was probably 11pm when it came out of the oven and hubbie said he would have a taste, since it was too late to eat. Next thing we know we have devoured the mini-pie and are considering tucking into the pie that was for the card party – if I hadn’t told the lady that runs cards I was bringing Peach Cobbler, I think we could have damaged it – it was mouthwatering right out of the oven!
The next pie I made was a Blackberry and Custard pie. I had blackberries in the cupboard, so googled blackberry pies. I was also curious how the custard would turn out, as I thought you made custard with powder – shows you how often I have made custard! Custard was made of was eggs, sour cream, flour and sugar – easy! Hence why I chose this pie.
I served the pie right out of the oven for my friend (the one that missed the Peach Cobbler) and it was pretty yummy! But I had it cold after dinner that night and YUM-MO!!! The best cold pie I have ever had So I don’t think anyone else got to taste that pie – I kept the rest all for myself! Hope my friend was happy with her “Pie, Me oh My!”
I googled the quote “easy as pie”, just to make sure I had the expression right, and Wikipedia said that the “idiom does not refer to the making of a pie, but rather to the act of consuming a pie (“as easy as eating a pie”)”, but from my experience so far, making pie is easy! They never take too long to prepare (as long as you have the ingredients, but surely that goes without saying), and then you pop them in the oven and they are done. You don’t even have to make your own pastry if you are strapped for time, just buy some frozen short-crust pastry and that will do the trick. I think we need to make/eat more pie and stop making life so difficult!
I am sure my hubbie will be happy to hear I said making pie was easy! Check out my tumblr page for the recipes of the pies above! http://michelleslabyrinth.tumblr.com/
Stay tuned for another blog on the rest of my pies!