aka Dessert! 🙂 I love dessert and never miss an opportunity to create something sinfully succulent! With the end of strawberry season rapidly approaching I hit up all my local farms last weekend so I could stock up on some homemade sweets!
As well as some Mennonite Style Strawberry Shortcake…no spongy, store bought, yellow cups here! Nothing but mounds of strawberries & whipped cream crammed between freshly baked biscuits, sprinkled with sugar and doused in milk. Absolute Heaven!
I also decided to try my hand at a little pie baking. Justine sent me a link to an ultra fabulous recipe she knew I would enjoy and she was right! While mine did not turn out picture perfect like Martha’s, like anyones ever would, they sure were damn tasty!!!
Step 1: Make the dough. The recipe was to be cut in half, I of course made the full amount so I could bake twice as many pies. I *is* a smart girl! 🙂 I wrapped them in plastic and placed them in the fridge to chill. It said at least an hour but apparently 3 was too long. I had to wait for what seemed like forever for the dough to *unchill* so I could roll it out.
Since I didn’t have a 5″ round cooking cutter I improvised with a bowl.
Step 2: Make strawberry mixture and fill pies. Mine of course were a bit too full and I had some trouble getting them to pinch closed. You were to get 6 pies per dough ball, I got 4 and the other yielded 5. I just couldn’t roll the dough out to 1/8″ without it tearing and sticking…and yes I used flour!
Step 3: Cut a slit in the top to allow heat to escape and sprinkle with sanding sugar. I used pretty rainbow sugar I picked up at a local tea & coffee shop.
Step 4: Bake. This is also the step where you have to try and control yourself as the wonderfully delicious strawberry aroma fills your home. Not an easy task indeed!
Step 5: Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then enjoy!!!