Heyo, two days late on the update, but better late than never, right?
First thought: Cleaning is a lot of work:
Before we could get started on the cooking, we all made sure to clean out our utensils and dishware before using them. We sure wouldn’t want to be eating dust. Haha.
Anyways, my partner for the week, Nikki, and I decided to go with the mixed berry pie. This was our result at the end of the day (literally, since it was dark when we left the kitchen)
This was the first time I’ve ever made pie from scratch. There were some parts when I think I went off the recipe and things became a little wonky.
Second thought: Read and be familiar with the recipe.
When we were forming the crust, I had not added water to the egg-lemon juice mixture, which I feel definitely affected how the crust came together because we had to add water later in the process than we were supposed to. We had added 3 tbls of water to the minimum before adding two more to get the dough to the consistency we needed it to be.
Third thought: Use more muscle!
Maybe I didn’t compress the dough enough… Nikki had compressed one half of the dough and it turned out okay. So I’ll keep this in mind next time.
Despite these blunderr, I hope our pie tastes good.
I let Nikki do the pinching this time. Ha! Got out of getting messy there, although I do look forward to making my own crusts.
We used a mixture of blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries. They look like jewels here thanks to the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Well, I sure look forward to eating pie tomorrow!