Friday, June 24, 2011

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

WHATEVER.  One of your asses isn't getting any, best play rock paper scissors.

Today someone asked me what would make me happy, and I said 'A blueberry pie and a spoon.'
I was not even kidding.

So I set out on a mission to make blueberry pie and bask in it's deliciousness but then I realized I had to clean the kitchen first.  Yea, got about 15 minutes into that then had to take a nap.  But upon rising I soldiered on and this my friends is the product of my tenacity.

Damn pie, you pretty! 
Perty little pie, all ready to go.  But as usual there was a fair amount of leftover dough so I let Bellamy make her own little apple pie.  She was so insanely proud of it that she demanded I write this blog post.  'YOU NEED TO BLOG THIS THIS HAS TO GO ON YOUR BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG'

BLOGGGG PIIEEEEEEEE

So here is Bellamy's little pie in all of its cuteness


And Bellamy in all of her mangly hair fresh out of the shower cuteness



And lastly, my absolute tragedy of what was once a beautiful pie followed by the lessons learned.

 


The lessons learned?  Overlap the edges, don't be afraid to heavily overlap the top, and use an egg wash!  

Lucky for me I don't care if it's ugly, I know it's tasty so I'm gonna scarf it down anyway.


Pie Crust 

2 Cups/250g Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cup/150g Butter, cold
6-8 Tablespoons Cold Water

Combine the dry, cut in the butter then stir in the water just until it comes together.  This is most easily done using a food processor but if you don't have one the next best way is using your hands.  Cut the dough in half, wrap in plastic then stick in the fridge until you're ready to use it.  This dough can be used right away without refrigeration if you're ready. 


Blueberry Pie Filling 

4 Cups Fresh Blueberries or 2 bags(600g) Frozen Blueberries 
4 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Cup Sugar
 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Zest of a Lemon
1 Vanilla Bean, scraped
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Butter, cut in pieces

Put berries in a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, stir in the vanilla and lemon zest.  Add dry mix to berries and stir, put in pie crust then top with butter.  Add top crust in whatever way you want.

Bellamy's Apple Pie 

1 Apple, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Pinch Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Mix everything together, fill pie and bake.

  
Pie Bake Time 

50 minutes at 425F/225C.  Keep edges covered until the last 15 minutes.

If making miniature pies, reduce baking time to 20 - 25 minutes.
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