Friday, September 28, 2007
The Ugly Duckling: Cherry Pie
Pies, like everything, are not always perfect.
On the road to the "Baking Mecca" I seek, I understand that there will be some failures that teach me what not to do.
Now, before you think: "Holy lord, this girl has lost it and is now worshipping a Pie God." I'll cut to the chase.
This pie kinda sucked.
It looked bad.
The filling wasn't awful, but, it was pretty bland.
The crust, excellent.
But, overall, dissapointing.
After the initial upset of having an ugly, not particularly tasty pie, I realized:
The Recipe Sucked.
As a cook who hasn't quite mastered the skill of: Recipes by Osmosis, I have to rely on an actual, phsyical recipe.
I use sources that are reliable (or at least have enough good reviews that I feel confident in making/baking it).
This recipe reminded me that some recipes are flawed.
I found it a little strange that the filling ingredients were only: Cherries, sugar, and cornstarch.
But, because it was a recipe from a reliable source, I didn't question it. I followed it blindly, ignoring my pie instincts.
I may have 3/4 of an ugly-ass pie in my fridge, but, the lesson couldn't have been sweeter:
Sometimes it's not you, it's a shit-ass muthafucka of a recipe.
Have a great weekend Nesters...