The W-X-Y-Z of Pie For TDay
Well, here we are at the X-Y-Z of Pie for TDay! Read on my friends as there are more tips for you.
W is for Weight
A few months ago I shared with you that not all measuring equipment is equal–the tablespoon in a set can measure from 8g-17g. So, here are some tips for you:
- If you have both kinds of measuring equipment–scale, and measuring cups and spoons–test the amount in the recipe you are making for the first time with both.
- Double check that your scale batteries are fresh.
- If you have room and your budget allows, get two scales so you can compare accuracy.
- If the recipe is written in both volume and weight (grams are most accurate), measure out first using a cup, and then see how it weighs up on your scale in grams. Is it the same as what the recipe calls for?
- If the amount that shows up on the scale is way off from what the recipe writer has given, zero the scale out and re-weigh it, or if you have that second scale, pull it out and use it.
- If both scales are way off from what is specified, than you may have some very different results.
- And here’s the link to the blog post on the subject.
X is for (E)xtra Flour and (E)xtra Pie
On a quick trip to my local store yesterday, I see that the annual sale on flour has started. This truly is the season when bakers pull out all the stops. We bake, bake, bake, and then bake some more. Two of my fav flour companies, Bob’s Red Mill and King Arthur, are on sale, at least in my store. Hopefully in yours, too! This is the time of year to pick up some extra bags and then bake on.
It that even possible? Well, yes, it is. After a big meal, if you haven’t saved room for pie, you may find that there is extra after everyone has finished and swears that they cannot eat one more bite. I do remember the days when my son, Duncan, was a young boy and I would tell him, if he hadn’t finished up his supper, that I guess that means that he did not have any room for dessert. His clever reply was that his dessert place still had room, and then he would point to his leg or some other part of his body. If your dessert spot is full, read about one way to store a freshly baked pie so it can be enjoyed later, and please remember that if it is a pie that has eggs or dairy that for safety’s sake, it absolutely must be stored in the fridge.
Y is for Yummy
Here’s the link to the recipe for a yummy black bean torte to bring to share on TDay. I love the colorful layers, too.
Z is for Zest
A little citrus zest in pie can notch a filling up a lot.
Well, there we are…at the end of our ABC’s of Pie for Thanksgiving. I hope you have had as much fun as me, but even though this is the last in the series, I’ll still be posting a little something for tomorrow, and I hope you’ll stop by.
Now, I’m off to gather my ingredients, and ready to bake!