For shame! I am so behind on my posting that it should be a crime. In all fairness, I baked two last week and then just could not post. Why do I put so many challenges on myself, I could not tell you.
This week I attempted to make a dessert for Father’s day. I planned on making apple pie since that is the favorite of my husband and my father in-law (if I add the vanilla ice cream. On baking day, I ended up not having any apples so I opted for a pie with whatever a had remaining in the house. In this case it turned out to be random berries, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry to be exact. I had a recipe for mixed berry hand pies so naturally I decided to use that recipe, but without the hand part. I wanted it to be a full on pie because that just looks fancier. Also I call it Franken pie because, for some reason, it took several links to get me to the actual recipe from the link I have on my Pinterest board and I am pretty sure in the end I just meshed together a few recipes that I viewed while trying to confirm my actual Pinteresting recipe was legit. I also used the streusel from this recipe since I opted against a double crusted pie.
I was unstoppable. I made my fancy crust and utilized the techniques I learned (e.g. use the rolling pin to gather the dough and place over the pie plate). I rinsed the fruit which, in itself, looked so gorgeous.
I was on a roll! I mean, I made two desserts in one day and had this gorgeous pie. Oh yes, I was full of myself…..for a moment. I even tried to use the stressel recipe instad of just adding a top crust.
While driving on the back roads on the way to Oma and Opa’s house, I noticed some liquid forming on the surface of the pie. “That’s weird”, I thought to myself and like a bolt of lightning, it hit me…Holy sh*@, I forgot the flour. I totally forgot to add flour to the filling. I cursed myself all the way to the in-laws. All that freakin’ work. All of that self-gratification gone! It was so liquid like, we totally ended up depending on it being an ice cream topping.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel. The flavor of the crust (to which I added an extra tablespoon of sugar) was superb and the berries tasted like heaven. I want to make this one again with the, you know, correct ingredients. It is definitely worth a try!