Archive | July, 2013

croissants take 1

30 Jul

croissant baked

A slight disclaimer: I did make these croissants, but they weren’t as successful as I would like, so I’ve delayed posting this for a couple months now. It’s been too hot to retry them, so I might as well post and then show new pictures when I can try again. I might be me since it was my first time making them, but they weren’t light and the ends splayed out in each layer instead of staying together. I scanned through several recipes after making these and the only difference was many of the other recipes let them rise for upwards of two hours before making them and then putting them briefly back in the fridge for the butter to cool. I think I might try that another time. All the rest of the steps seemed pretty common though and I’ll post my (almost) step by step pictures. Regardless, they were quite tasty, just not quite a croissant.

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Peach Pie

16 Jul


peach pie little baked

I wanted to test out my new pie crust recipe and decided a peach pie was a great way to go. Technically, it’s a nectarine pie, but peach pie just sounds simpler. The pie crust made the lattice super easy and since I had extra, not knowing how much the crust would make, I made the mini pie pictured above.

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Chess Pie

16 Jul

chess pie slice chess pie side gooey

I had my grandma’s pie crust recipe all worked out and I wanted to try it again. I asked my husband what kind of pie he wanted and he responded (after much searching on the internet) “chess pie!” I had only somewhat heard of chess pie, so I had to do a little searching on my own. Turns out it’s a southern treat that is a little like a custard pie, but nice and sweet. I was a little nervous to try it, but it came out great and tasted absolutely amazing!

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