I Made a Pancake Pie Crust
I wanted to make a pie mostly because I have blueberries and strawberries (spent less than four bucks to procure fruit!) and a sweet tooth. I don't have pre-made pie crusts or, you know, flour. I do have Hungry Jack pancake mix and a little recipe from Betty Crocker (okay, her recipe says Bisquick, but same difference). If Miss Betty is correct then all I need is 1 cup of the pancake mix, 1/4 cup of butter, and 2 TBS of boiling water to create pie dough. I didn't bake the dough ahead of time. I made it, patted it into the pan, and put in the fridge. Then I mixed up the pie filling, tossed it in, and put into the oven at 400 degrees. I cooked it for 35 minutes, mostly because I was afraid the crust would burn if I left it in for much longer.
The crust worked. It freaking worked. I wasn't totally thrilled with how my pie filling turned out (I wanted it sweeter), so I need a different recipe to make the next one (note to self: forget using zest, that's not your thing, Michele). But I'm so down with pancake mix crust.
Pie, Take Two! I melted dark chocolate chips in the microwave for about 30 seconds, poured the melted chocolate on top of the pie piece, and put it in the fridge for about an hour. It increased the yummy factor by 100.
|The kitchen survived, I swear.|
|Lucky for me, I have a kitchen minion who cleaned up those flying fruit pieces.|
|Pie. Or tart. Or part. Tie? Topless pie, all right?|
|Yummy pie in my tummy!|
|Chocolate on pie is delicious!|