Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pie Baking...

As many of you know, my pie baking skills have been limited at best. However, I am learning a little at a time. At least once a year, I bake a pie for my friend Bev. She absolutely loves lemon meringue pies, so I attempt to bake her one for her birthday each year. This year's turned out a little better than last year's. We took it with us to Breckenridge today, where we went to see the International Snow Sculpture contest. We took a lunch to eat in the van, and then pulled out the pie for dessert. It was a little warm, so didn't hold together real well, but the taste was REALLY good...nice and tart and not too sweet. I'm still learning...still want a pie that looks great when you cut it also...I'll keep working on it...maybe next year...but I think we definitely got a thumbs up on the taste, so that's a good thing!

 Not bad for my limited pie baking skills
Bev loved it!


It's been forever since I've made snickerdoodles, but I got an order a few days ago from a friend whose husband wanted 4 dozen large snickerdoodles for work, so this is what I ended up with...

Yum...the key is not baking them too long, so they will be crisp on the outside and still soft and chewy on the inside. These cookies were quite large, but still only baked them for 10 minutes. They can finish baking for just a couple of minutes longer on the cookie sheet after removing them from the oven.