Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mo likes Pie

Pardon the double entendre, but I'm going in two directions here.

I've posted before about Mo's growing interest in baking. She's finally mastered (sort of) cookies and has moved on to cakes and pies. Last weekend she and the Remarkable Marcy made a blueberry pie. The result was tasty, but a little runny. Nevertheless, a great effort from an 11 year old.

The other Pie Mo likes plays baseball. That would be Felix Pie (pronounced pee YAY), a reserve outfielder who plays for the Orioles. It was indeed the name that first attracted her to Pie, when he was a prospect for the Cubs. When he was acquired during the offseason by our hometown team, she was delighted. Pie hasn't quite lived up to his potential, but last night had what is without doubt the best night of his career when he hit for the cycle against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California/USA/North America/Earth/Milky Way/etc.

Here's the recipe used for blueberry pie (courtesy James Beard's American Cookery). For a Felix Pie recipe, you're on your own.

4 cups prepared berries
3/4 cups sugar
4-6 Tbl. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Unbaked pastry for two-crust 9-inch pie

Combine the berries with sugar, flour and salt. Turn into a pastry-lined pie pan. Dot with butter. Trim the pastry edge and moisten it. Cover with the top pastry, trim the edge, crime the top and bottom edges together, and cut vents for steam. Bake at 450 degrees 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees, and bake 25-30 minutes longer. Cool on a rack.


1 comment:

anadrol said...

My favorite food is pie and I'm really happy to find this recipe! Looks delicious!