Friday, October 2, 2009
This is the reason...
...you make sure your pie dough is COLD when you put it in the oven.
I was in a hurry to get another apple pie in before Big I woke up and didn't think about chilling it for a few minutes first. Gah! Failure, complete failure.
Instead of flaky, puffy yumminess it became oozy, flat, meltiness. COLD people. The dough has to be COLD.
In contrast, here's the one from this past weekend. It's a bad picture, but trust me, it was everything a crust should be.
Poor Big I had a bad tumble tonight. Every now and again he tries going a little faster than he should and face-plants on the sidewalk. Tonight I saw it from front and center and he got the whole thing right on his mouth. BIG fat lip, blood, the whole shebang.
He seems to have recovered (yet another reason to be thankful for extended nursing...instant comfort and antibacterial breastmilk right where it was needed) and enjoyed his nice cold cantaloupe (wouldn't take a popsicle or ice). I think one of his teeth is crooked now, but Craig thinks I'm crazy. If his teeth are ruined for life we'll know why.
Big I got a new rocking horse the other day. We're still working on mounting and dismounting. He may be quite the equestrian yet.
He was also practicing with the camera again today, unbeknownst to me. Maybe he has a future in cinematography. What do you think?