Posts tagged rhubarb
Posts tagged rhubarb
Hey, you know what I love? Pie. There, I said it. I feel better now.
I used to buy Table Top Boston Cream Pie’s on my walk home, when I was in middle school. Do they still exist? For Thanksgiving, we would get apple pies from Costco. But I didn’t make one until a couple of years ago. I didn’t really get it. People made it sound intimidating, I wasn’t even sure how much I liked pie, there’s no frosting. But now, I am so down with pie.
Rhubarb is in season and Tyler’s mom gave us some from her garden (we made a Frankenpie last year). This happened around the same time Joy the Baker posted a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie. I just had to do it. I love the colors of the fruit + veggie, who make a perfect flavor combination. And man, does Joy do it right with her crumble topping (coconut people! coconut).
I can’t wait to make more pie. Maybe this will be the summer of pie. Maybe it will be the summer of ice cream. My birthday is less than a month and a half away.
Also, Tyler made some jam. I tried to have some the other day, but I couldn’t open the lid and the boy wasn’t around.
I really want to get into canning and jarring and jams and jellies and things.
by Cora and Tyler
I used this great website to figure out how to make the lattice top. I highly recommend it. The pictures and instructions are very helpful and clear.
(it’s a theater thing. right? someone please tell me I’m not making that up)
Last week I baked in my old apartment for the last time. Well, maybe not the last time, that kitchen is just upstairs and maybe I’ll have a crazy baking project where I need 2 ovens and my old roommate will be okay with it, but that’s beside the point. It was the last time that I baked there while it was the kitchen to the apartment that I lived in.
Tyler and I made another collaborative pie with rhubarb from his parents garden.
He worked on the filling and I made the crust. I didn’t have my simple pie dough recipe, because I put all my baking books in a box and the book with the recipe was at the bottom so I googled a simple pie dough and kind of improvised from there.
I couldn’t fully remember what I was supposed to do… making the dough by hand, what it was supposed to feel like, etc. (only having experience making 2 or 3 pies before) It was really warm in the kitchen, too, so that also played a factor in what I was calling our FRANKENPIE!
But that’s okay, because nobody sees that once the filling is in. I also wanted to try to make a lattice top (a first for me), and the dough was a little finicky for that too.
However, the pie made it into the oven fine, and despite it’s messiness, it came out tasting great!