Wednesday, March 16, 2011

one year blogiversary and pie day

So, I realized I let my one year blogiversary just past by unannounced, uncelebrated.  I guess it's a sad testament to the fact that this blog has sort of taken a back burner in my life at the moment.  As much as I think about baking constantly, I just can't seem to get the time needed to devote to it. Not that I am complaining at all, because life is still pretty good!

This pie is one of those occassions where time was not on my side.  I went back home this weekend to visit a friend that just got back from 6 months of travelling.  She was making dinner with her newly acquired Thai cooking skills and I offered to bring dessert.  I wanted something yummy but quick and this pie fit the bill.  I used a pre-made pie crust (I know some people are cringing at this) to speed things up.  The recipe is from Food & Drink magazine, but I changed the raspberries for strawberries.  I also prematurely took my custard off the stove, so it was a bit runny.  Oh well, the combination of berries, chocolate, pastry and custard is sort of a win-win-win-win, even if all aspects aren't brilliant shining stars.

If I made this again, I'd make my own crust and switch up the custard recipe for the one I used for my boston cream pie cupcakes (here).

The original recipe that I used can be found on the Food & Drink website (here).

1 comment:

  1. maybe the baking gods were punishing you for using a pre-made crust. just something to think about caitlin.