I haven't the time to sound all that intelligent today, so you get a quick post about my sheer dumb luck. ;)
Last night I attended a fun homeschoolers baseball party at a friend's house. We were all asked to bring along our favorite homemade pie. Honestly, I don't make many pies. They
I lost my previously-favorite pie crust recipe, much to my dismay, so I had to find a new one. And FAST! In these cases, I rely on my brilliant best friend whose name happens to be Google. And I ask her advice for the "best pie crust" and "easiest pie crust" and "perfect pie crust" and she responds with thousands of options 'cause she's so know-it-all. Lucky ME, I finally find a crust that's truly unique, fairly easy, and downright delicious, even for this non-pie-crust-eating-girl. So I filled said crust with my apple pie guts, popped it in the oven for about an hour, and it cooled down just in time for us to load the van and head off to the party.
We were one of the last families to arrive, so a large number of pies already lined the counter tops. I saw peach, chocolate, lemon, brownie, cheese cake, raspberry, and many more that I didn't write down the names of because I didn't even know I was going to write this blog post at the time. I'm just unpredictable like that. But back to the pies...the rule, as it was explained to me, was that no one was allowed to tell who made which pie. And though I wanted opinions on my new fabulously buttery pie crust, I obeyed. 'Cause what are you gonna do, right? Rules are rules.
To tell the whole truth, it was ALL good. Every stinkin' "favorite pie" was miraculously delicious. You'd think someone would have the decency to bring something really bad so that someone else might look really good, but no such luck. Still, I was delighted to hear two people, at different times, praise MY apple pie. TWO! Granted one of those people happened to be the man I'm sleeping with (I just love that guy), but the other one has never been in my bed. And she said things like "Mmmmmmm" and "delicious" and "buttery crust" which, in my book, makes her possibly even more brilliant and necessary than my friend, Google. But it's a close call.
So...if you know anything about some of my previous blogged about recipes, you know that I like to rename favorite recipes I've found with MY own name even if I had absolutely nothing to do with its creation. As a librarian, I'm well-trained in documenting original sources (click here for original crust recipe), maintaining integrity of original creators (click here for original pie recipe), and giving credit where it's due, thankyouverymuch. But let's face it, this IS my blog. And who wants an original boring pie crust recipe that just says "perfect pie crust" at the top anyway? So I gave this kid a total name makeover and I promise he now has more friends, already. Besides, once you fall in love with this clever concoction, the next time you make it you'll remember to come visit me again. See? Win-win!
And if you want the actual pie recipe, here ya go:
(If you want a PRINTABLE version of these recipes, click HERE. I can't promise that it'll be readable, but it's definitely printable. Someone please tell me how it comes out).
Yummy goodness right there. Seriously the best pie crust I've ever made, no kidding. Again, not that I make a lot of pie crusts around here--or that I even know what anyone other than the party lady (with whom I am NOT sleeping with, remember) thinks about it. Still, I'll make it again.
And maybe even again.
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