Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Happy National Pie Day!!!
YES! It has finally arrived! The highly anticipated National Pie Day! And, this lady couldn't be more pleased.
I have two kinds of VERY SPECIAL PIE to share with you today.
As you can see above, last night we were celebrating the eve of this great day by eating some Chicken, Ham, and Fennel Pot Pies.
Freaking ridiculous. So good effin' good that it made me remember why I got so gung-ho about today in the first place.
Above, is the beautiful four-some that emerged from our oven.
Here's a before shot of our gastronomic gems with a little egg-wash:
And what kind of blog would we be if we didn't show you how soft and flaky our crust was?
So that was amazing. But, did you think that was all I was gonna pull out for National Pie Day?
Hells no. I wouldn't jip you like that. Check out the fantastic dessert from start to finish!
Strawberry Butterfly Pie
First, the gorgeous berries are washed:
Next, I rolled out an All-American double crust (notice I drink beer while I work, an absolute necessity):
Then I mixed our strawberries with tapioca, sugar, and cut some butter all around, because, what would pie be without LOTS of butter?:
Finally, it was time to assemble the pie, after cutting a lovely butterfly steam vent, of course:
Into the oven she went, and out she came, looking buxom and bubbly:
And, at last, slices were cut and many-a-tummy was made happy:
Amen! So good it's Godly!
Pie is a passion. And today we can go ALL-OUT!
Make pie, bake pie, and eat pie!
HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY!!!
Check out pictures sent to me from fellow bloggers and readers!!!
This beauty was sent to me by Mrs. Hess, one of my most favorite food bloggers! Isn't her Chicken Pot Pie fabulous?! Go check out her blog, Last Night's Dinner, this second! Her culinary adventures will get your mouth watering!
And, look at this bad boy!!! Nabeela, hostess of the wonderful blog Trial and Error, sent me a picture of her luscious Wild Blueberry Crumble Pie, ummm, SCRUMPTIOUS!
And here's a submission from Harry, of The Brooklyn Kitchen. He made a Pumpkin Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust....YUMMY!