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Pie-day

Posted: 16th March 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: key lime meringue (with decorative shamrock) Crust was good and golden and flaky and tasty. The meringue was light and sweet; an ethereal confection that contrasted nicely with the richness and tartness of the base layer. The limes– ten of the worthy fruits gave their lives to this endeavor– were farm born and […]

Pie-day

Posted: 24th February 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: ‘presidential’ cherry Crust was perfect; the blend of light, flaky and tender to which we’ve grown accustomed. It was also ‘shiny’; the Pie Master had washed it in egg white to give it a glazed appearance. Also of note was the prodigious size of the crenelated ridge; discernibly greater than normal, which was […]

Pie-day

Posted: 10th February 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: apple Crust was extraordinary; not sure as to the reason, but the color, texture and flavor of this pie shell were all superlative. Apples were wine-sap from the farm; they had a slight stay in cryo, but suffered no ill-effects from the condition. The flavor was strong (brought out ever more with the […]

Pie-day

Posted: 3rd February 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: Piña Colada Crust was perfect; wonderful flavor, excellent texture. The cheese base was creamy and light. It had a sweetness that was uncharacteristic of the Pie Master’s usual mixture, lacking the mild tartness that accompanies the citrus or strawberry cheese pies… but that was a good thing. A very subtle hint of rum […]

Pie-day

Posted: 27th January 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: Strawberry-whipped cream The crust was drunk, and exhibited all the qualities a drunk crust ought; light, flaky, and uninhibited. The strawberries were from Florida, and most were on the ripe-ish side. There were one or two firm berries that could have stood a couple more days on the beach, but the bulk of […]

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Posted: 20th January 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: citrus cheese The besotted crust was (the Pie Master is pleased with the results of the ‘vodka crust’; it appears this is going to be a constant), finely layered crispy goodness. The flavor was pleasing, but delicate. The cheese base was the standard recipe; creamy and mildly sweet with a pleasant enough density […]

Pie-day

Posted: 13th January 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: apricot raisin sour cream Crust was of the drunk variety; very tasty, had a mild flavor that complimented the mild character of the pie body. The filling had the density of a cheese cake, but not the sweetness. The sweet character came from the fruits suspended within, and lead to a unique taste […]

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Posted: 6th January 2012 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: bluesberry (á la mode) New and improved crust– now with vodka! The reason for this is that the alcohol has less water content, therefore less gluten is created, resulting in a (theoretically) more tender, more flaky crust. The flaky was definitely there. However, the ‘tenderness’ was a little on the firm side. That […]

Pie-day

Posted: 30th December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: apple Crust was, for reasons unknown to me, exceptional.  It had a rich flavor that stimulated the palate, and the texture of the pastry-bit was perfect, achieving that holy-grail of flaky, yet tender.  Noms The only other circumstance of note was that this was a pie not constrained by the usual compliment of […]

Pie-day

Posted: 23rd December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: pumpkin, experimental Crust was good; had a nice flavor, but it wasn’t as flaky as the Pie Master’s crust usually is… more pliant than flaky. This may be a result of the crust being pre-baked (mod. 1), in an effort to prevent saturation from the filling. So, towards that end, the measure was […]