Saturday, August 4, 2007

Circumference divided by radius squared...


...equals Pie! I finally got around to doing something with the pie crust I produced in Shuna Lydon's pie class a few weeks back. I decided to make a peach pie, as peaches are now in season here in the Pacific Northwest. In place of the regular sugar and raw sugar called for in Shuna's instructions, I substituted vanilla sugar and habaƱero jelly, respectively. I also opted to go without crust on the top.

Unfortunately, the texture of the filling was completely off after it came out of the oven. The addition of the pepper jelly made it way too liquid. I managed to salvage it somewhat by adding a little more cornstarch to the filling and blasting it in the oven for another 30 minutes. Which of course rendered the crust a bit overdone in the end. While the peach and pepper flavors paired well, the vanilla didn't really come through. Perhaps next time I'll stick to the regular/raw sugar combination and just use real habaƱero. All in all I managed to at least snatch the thing from the jaws of disaster, but my pie skills clearly need a little more work...

2 comments:

Trisha said...

Well at least it photographed well! =)

tommy said...

Yes, it photographed well. And it's actually at a pretty good consistency now that it's had some time to set up in the fridge.