First off, please acknowledge the absurdity of the above photo of my head photoshopped on Justin Bieber’s body. Creepy.
Anyway, I’m almost a winner! I got 2nd place and am elated at my new-found, seriously nerdy bragging rights!
The pie was delicious and had the kind of crust I’d hoped to make. And now we all know how to do it! The recipe’s here, and you can say that you’re making a pie that was awarded a ribbon. That must be worth something. :)
Also, I’m laughing still.
I have a favor to ask, which sure takes a lot of gaul, seeing as I haven’t posted for quite a while… But I like you, and I trust that maybe you’re back to look for a new vegetarian recipe. But not today, friends. Today I’m asking YOU for a recipe.
Like any ridiculous baker worth her salt, I have decided to enter the state fair pie-baking contest.
[I think this deserves its own line. Paragraphs be damned.]
I’m going with a blackberry pie because I have a fail-safe recipe for the filling that always turns out well, and people love it (or so they tell me). However, I need a good recipe for dough that doesn’t require a fancy mixer like a Kitchenaid (that’s where you come in) because I don’t have one. Most of the pie dough recipes I’ve used never achieve the perfect balance of flaky and buttery, and I sure need a good recipe. I’m hoping to walk away with a prize and the pride one derives from baking a delicious pie and beating the older bakers who think I’m a prideful no-talent newcomer in a silly apron. (Can you tell I’ve already created a narrative in my head for how the fair and contest will go? And it sounds like the basis for a movie starring Keri Russell?)
Please provide a link to the recipe or the recipe itself in the comment section. I will try out the recipes, and the person who contributes the winning recipe will receive a prize, which I can send to you! Maybe a cookbook. Maybe a book about pies. Maybe a gift certificate to a cooking store. But the prize will be lovely, befitting of a pie-dough czar with a spirit generous enough to share his or her wisdom.
I will try the recipes out this week, documenting the results and giving you full credit for the recipe.
Thank you for your generosity and help, fellow bakers! lv, molly