In America, the National Pie Council (what, your country doesn't have one of those?) declared January 23rd National Pie Day.
Being as we for some strange reason don't get this as a day off, I had to do my celebrating yesterday in my now-traditional fashion, with a pie-luck!
I made a batch of cherry cup-pies and a chocolate/raspberry pie that I neglected to photograph.
(Note to all bakers out there, when making a recipe for the first time, read the whole recipes before the morning you attempt to make it. I neglected to do this and caught myself running out of time when I realized that my raspberry pie took FOUR HOURS to make due to refrigerating time for the different parts.)
I think I need to make cup-pies more often, they're adorable and take only a tiny bit more work than a regular pie.
As usual we had a range of savory, sweet, and tart pies. A pie-luck requires at least three rounds to the table and generous amounts of tupperware for the leftovers.
We also got in a fair amount of knitting and Aimee, Chris, and Maggie split up several balls of Jamieson and Smith yarn for our sheep heid knit-a-long. (I'm spinning mine).
So for those interested, here's a run-down of the pies (if I forgot any my apologies!):
- Red Lentil & root vegetable pot pie
- Goat cheese and leek egg pie/quiche
- Pizza Pie
- Apple Cranberry
- Cranberry Pear Shortbread
- Cranberry Sage
- Cherry Cup-pies
- Chocolate Raspberry
- Apricot Cheese
- Chocolate Satin
With all the leftovers I ended up with - I'll be celebrating pie all week!!