Today’s recipe selection, 7/31/12, for the baking group,
Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia, is
Blueberry-Nectarine Pie. (pages 384-385).
The flaky pie dough recipe can be found on pages 31-32.
Tips for a perfect pie dough are on pages 33-34.
Host bakers: (recipes can be found on their blogs)
Hilary of Manchego’s Kitchen
Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Also, you can see the other bakers’ posts to view their creations.
My misstep when making the dough ~
Instead of using half of the pastry dough recipe as stated, I used the full pastry recipe. As I continued shaping the dough, I found it to be a lot of dough, but continued on. It was only after I baked it for the designated time and saw the dough was not thoroughly cooked. Then a light bulb went off in my head. Oh, sugar! I made a mistake! I proceeded to bake the pie until it was thoroughly baked.
About The Fruit ~
I love blueberries. But, in a pie, not so much…strange…I know. Please don’t judge. ;) However, the addition of nectarines was a good balance. Next time, I will cut the nectarines in larger pieces. I want the nectarines to have a ‘presence’ in this pie…especially since I love nectarines.
I washed the blueberries and drained them of water in a colander, then added them in a pan to cook. Next time, I will DRY the blueberries with a paper towel, then cook them. I should have realized the process of cooking fruit produces water. Strained out all the excess liquid. In the Baking Group’s discussion thread, Catherine of Pray Cook Blog mentioned the addition of a thickener, such as cornstarch to tighten the liquid. I agree. It needed tightening.
PRO of my baking mistake: baking lesson learned.
CON of my baking mistake: wasted ingredients.
In regards to taste, it was good.
Pie and vanilla bean ice cream…what’s not to like about this pair?
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~ About a Fellow Blogger and TWD:BWJ Member ~
celebrated her blog’s 1st blogaversary on June 15, 2012.
To celebrate, she did a cookbook giveaway. And guess who won? Moi!
I won the book, Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.
Her original cookbook giveaway was Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. But, since I already owned it, she offered me another book.
In addition to the cookbook I won, Catherine sent me another cookbook she wrote called, “Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast’.
She wrote this while an innkeeper, along with her husband Lee, at their Bed and Breakfast in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
How cool is that?
Catherine and Lee Daugherty
Walnut Grove Bed and Breakfast
Catherine serving her guests
Catherine’s blog is full of great recipes which include recipe photo tutorials. There is also a daily bible verse. Not only can you learn about nourishment for the body, you can learn about nourishment for the soul.
Stop by Catherine’s blog. She’s a great cook/baker and blogger.
To prevent syrup from sticking to cup:
Lightly spray measuring cup with oil spray.
Add corn syrup into cup.
After use, cleanup is easier.
Use same application when using honey.
Recipes on my Blogger.com posts in which I used this application:
Peace in Baking,
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
NOTE: DO NOT use my photography WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.