fleur de farine

aka Dessert! šŸ™‚ 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!

I made yet another batch of strawberry jam.

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! šŸ™‚ 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!!!

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  1. I went to a pick your own farm b/c I don't have the space to grow all that I want. I also froze about 12 quarts. we have lots of pick your own farms. my farmer buddy also has a fall strawberry so I should be making more jam later this year. red raspberries and blueberries are next to season and I can't wait to make jam with those…after that it should be time to harvest my concords…I've also been thinking about a butternut squash butter w/ pumpkin pie spices…have you ever tried anything like that?? I imagine it would be good on toast!

  2. Oh my…that all looks soooo yummy!!! i couldn't keep the kids out of the strawberries this year, so i didn't get anywhere near enough for jam. šŸ˜¦

  3. hahaha you make me smile J šŸ™‚

  4. J

    This post makes me want to be a bigamist.

  5. They're super tasty Libby! I wish I could go home right now and eat one! I'll just have to wait till I get home from the gym later tonight. I'll trade you some pie for a piece of your p-nut butter cake! šŸ™‚

  6. Man, this sounds tasty and a LOT healthier than my latest recipe for peanut butter chocolate cake. I may just try this one out!

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