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