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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 31: Pie (not Cherry)

June 23, 2015

I feel a bit sheepish about posting these next two instalments of the HSH Bakealong for several reasons:

  1. They have are spectacularly slapdash even by my standards.
    Excuse: it’s been busy and I’ve not had time to get the ingredients in, make and photograph.
    Excuse #2: I’m rubbish at being neat.
  2. They are veer quite a way from the original recipes.
    Excuse: Neither of these have been particularly useful bakes. Hard to use in my week or give away. actually this speaks to the reason for the above as well.
  3. The photos are awful.
    Excuse: see above
  4. I’m late in writing them up.
    Excuse: see above  Home Sweet Home Pie recipe

I’m only posting these sorry specimens to make sure the challenge is complete.
So, Cherry Pie which wasn’t cherry. I couldn’t find tinned cherries and it wouldn’t have got eaten (I had gluten free chocolate loving people coming for dinner and the latter of those criteria applies to most of our guests). Oh wait, I did defrost some mixed fruits, but I ate them before I got round to making the pie. Oops.

I made the pastry, forgot about it in the fridge for a couple of days and then decided to make jam tarts filled with Asda’s version of Speculoos spread and one lattice pie with marmalade in, just to at least give a nod to the spirit of the pie.

I’m afraid I therefore cannot vouch for the pie filling part of the recipe, but the pastry was nice.

Cherry Pie
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery
Serves 8-10
For the crust
220g cold unsalted butter, cubes
450g plain flour plus extra for dusting
160g caster sugar plus extra for sprinkling
3 large eggs

For the filling
700g fresh, tinned or frozen (then thawed) pitted cherries
150g caster sugar
30g cornflour
1/2tsp vanilla extract

One 23cm diameter pie dish

You’ll be able to see a much better version of this over at Beckie’s Blog as we continues our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next up: Fruit & Nut Chocolate Parcels (ish)#HomeSweetHomeBakeAlong

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