Tuesday, March 11, 2008
You will die pie
You know how you must, must, must use ice water when you make pie crust from scratch? It is a lie. That is lie pie. I made this beaut out of pie crust made with boiling water. Yes, you heard me, boiling water (well, water nuked in the microwave, anyway).
I did not have Crisco, so I used margarine instead; that is why it is so yellow. The S is for SuperMisty. I rolled it out between waxed parchment paper and it was so easy to handle. It didn't break anywhere because the dough was so moist. But it wasn't sticky, either, and it still baked up nice and flaky like pie crust is supposed to be.
I meant to get a Before and After picture. This is the Before picture, but it got gobbled up too fast to get an After picture. Okay, that is tooting my own horn. Really, I had to go to work before the pie was ready to eat and it got gobbled up while I was gone. Hence, no After picture.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Cream Cheese Apple Cinna-Mint Kolaches.
Did I mention this was a meat pie? Not like mince-meat, but like Chicken Pot Pie. In fact, it was exactly like Chicken Pot Pie. Yum.
The things I would do differently next time are:
1-Refrain from burning the vegetables
2-Take the time to make my own cream sauce instead of lazy out and use Campbell's
4-Cut the design in the top crust before putting it on the pie