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Pie-day

Posted: 16th December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: cherry-cheese The crust was the more conventional half butter/half lard (apparently, the peanut oil variation had mixed results, depending on the filling the crust enveloped). The crust was perfect, as expected. The cherries that topped the pie were store-bought; a variety from Chile. They were enormous. It was very impressive in appearance… the […]

Pie-day

Posted: 9th December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

jaded monkey is currently on location in Florida doing some important research/recreation. In the meantime, She Who Shall Not Be Named is the official Pie-day correspondent. And, so… without further preamble: Today’s pie: lemon meringue Crust had peanut oil, rather than the traditional lard shortening. The crust with peanut oil was actually good– good flavor […]

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Posted: 2nd December 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: pear crumb with caramel sauce The crust was light and flaky, and had a fine flavor.  The ‘wall’ portion of the crust, when the pie was cut into pieces, did have a tendency to fall away from the pie, however.  Not sure what caused that. The pears in the filling came from the […]

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Posted: 26th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s piefecta: Pumpkin Cherry Mincemeats In honor of the holiday, the Pie Master graced us with an abundance of irrational ratios. Each of the crusts were exercises in perfection; they exhibited a structural soundness that was paradoxical when confronted with the tender and flaky nature of the pastry component. Each slice of pie did pass […]

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Posted: 18th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s pie: eye-talian The Pie Master was otherwise engaged, so Spawn of Pie Master stepped up and worked her own personal brand of magic. The pizzas were barbeque chicken with smoked gouda (one with evil, one sans), and sundried tomato with roasted garlic… and they tasted every bit of gourmet as they appear and sound. […]

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Posted: 11th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: piña colada The crust was firm, but tasty– a condition that I’ve come to anticipate with the cold-assembled pies. It had a very nice flavor, but a peculiar sort of density not common to the conventionally baked (convection-ally baked?) pies. Still… it was a fine crust, and I enjoyed every stroke of mastication, […]

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Posted: 4th November 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: citrus cheese The crust was a splendid affair of light, finely layered crispy goodness. The very recollection of a broken bit of crenelation pilfered from a passing pie plate continues to make my mouth water. The cheese base was the standard recipe; creamy and mildly sweet with a pleasant enough density to give […]

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Posted: 28th October 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: Bluesberry custard The crust was unremarkable in that it was without flaw. The bluesberries were very excellent, despite their period in cryo.  They were the small, flavorful sort that one gets from the wild… or, perhaps, from a farm in Pennsylvania, rather than the bloated, bland and leather-skinned variety that one might find […]

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Posted: 21st October 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: Pear & cranberry cheese pie. Well… it sure was a pretty pie. The Pie Master tried a new experiment. To be sure, we salute this pioneering attitude.  Alas… the artist is often restricted by his materials.  Michelangelo would have no doubt been a bit hobbled, had he been limited to Playdoh. Unfortunately, the […]

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Posted: 14th October 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: Strawberry Rhubarb Crust was, as one has come to expect, the very measure of perfection: perfect in color, flavor and texture, and the lattice was intricately woven. The ratio of strawberry:rhubarb was ideal (I can’t be certain, but I’m thinking 70 to 30), with there being just enough of the sour, stalkey plant […]