Day 39: Pie and Life

16 May



Today I wanted to show some photos I took while making a lattice top pie crust. These pies are really fairly easy to make but take a little practice – and even then while the pie may not look “perfect” chances are it will taste incredible anyway.

The pictures are pretty self-explanatory but I wanted to point out that once the strips of dough are cut,  you lay every other one on top of the pie.  This helps guarantee that when you turn the pie, and start weaving the remaining strips with the first ones, that you will have strips that are long enough to reach across the pie.  As you weave the strips you are following a basic pattern of over and under.  This means that you will need to lift the strips as you go under.  Just take your time and have fun.  The pie I made today shows a goof-up here and there but I’ll just say I was up early making this pie and perhaps needed more coffee.

My friend Deb suggested today’s pie recipient because of several recent events; one, losing a beloved pet – the other, his son’s family moving in. The first a loss, the second surely a gain.  Life is like that – sometimes it is terribly sad and at other times it is full of joy and wonder.  This day I am recognizing my friend Scott and want to offer my condolences on the loss of his dog and wish him a wonderful adventure with his lovely family.


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2 Responses to “Day 39: Pie and Life”

  1. Toni DiLeo July 2, 2011 at 11:09 PM #

    I’m so glad that Scott got this beautiful pie. He is one of my very favorite men and well deserving of a pie.

  2. Scott Rogers March 4, 2013 at 8:11 PM #

    Almost two years later . . . I am still blown away at the generosity and love I felt when you handed me this pie. . . Karen you are truly special.

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