Saturday, March 05, 2011

Pi Day Planning


Thinking about participating in the Pi Day festivities but not sure where to start? You still have plenty of time before the actual day (3/14!) so here are some links and suggestions to get you started:

Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust--Omit the sugar for savory pies, leave as it for sweet pies, and enjoy!
Easy No Roll Pie Crust--This one has been on my "to-make" list forever.

Filling Ideas
Fruit pies (apple pie, berry pie, pear pie)
Root veggies (pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie)
Sugar (chess pie, buttermilk pie)
Cream (banana cream pie, chocolate cream pie)
Flavor combinations (chocolate + mint, peanut butter + banana)

General Resources
Joy the Baker--Here recipes are magical. They always have that extra "something" that makes baked goods really stand out.
The Tasty Kitchen--an offshoot of The Pioneer Woman's site, this is a recipe archive with surprising versatility.
All Recipes--A huge site with lots of recipes, I look for ones with lots of ratings which were rated highly. Then I scan the ingredients list and toss out the ones full of preprocessed quasi-food. The remainder are hit and miss but can be very inspiring when you just don't know what to make.

Thinking this all sounds like fun but there's only one or two people in your household and you can only eat so much pie before you explode?

Check out Dessert for Two where all the recipes are scaled to serve two people in reasonable amounts. She has a fairly expansive selection of pies.

PS. Even Congress has recognized the awesomeness of Pi Day.

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