National Pie Day
Today! I chose Apple.
Things I learned while baking this pie:
1- You can’t just swap out most of the all-purpose flower for whole wheat flour. You really just can’t. Not even if it’s King Arthur brand. (I wound up throwing out the first batch of dough and starting over).
2- Don’t listen to my mom when she says to use the food processor to make the crust, because the butter chunks will go from marble-sized to practically invisible before you know it, completely bypassing the “pea-sized” ideal. Then the crust turns out thin and crispy, like a cracker. But it still looks pretty.
[…] …was last Tuesday. How did I not know about this in advance? Anyways, now I know, because it will be every year, March 14th (3.14…). This day, however, is not to be confused with National Pie Day, which is January 23rd. I celebrated that one last year. […]