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Monday, July 30, 2012

Strawberry Pie with my Bro

This past week started out with a twist of fun in my pie making!  My brother came to visit!  And had this great idea.. Strawberry Pie!  Strawberry Pie is a Favorite!  Especially with fresh berries!
So we measured, cut, mixed, and baked!

Fred pouring in ingredients!
Covering the baked crust in the better homes version of yummyness! I think they call it, glaze.  : ) 
A better look at this Strawberry Glaze!
Layering our strawberries!
This makes me hungry for it!  I'll have to make this one again!
As you can see, I had more hands this time, and was able to take more pics!  : )
All Baked!
The blurry look of Yummy Home made Whipped Cream!!  mmmm!
Home made whipped Cream is the only way to go!!  It is far less sugary  and soo SO much better!  The taste is amazing!  It is best to use a refrigerated mixing bowl and refrigerated whipper to whip this Cream into shape!  And let me tell you, Fred sure can whip it!

 Whipped Cream Recipe:
1 Cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of my brothers home made vanilla extract (It is the best for baking)
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar 
The Finished Project!
Lesson learned:  SIFT FLOUR!!!  My pie crust was totally lame!  It was my very first baked crust.. And well I opened up a new bag of flour.. and all lazy like I told my brother to just measure it out in a plan old measuring cup and dump it in the mixing bowl.  Instead, I should have found the sifter, I had hidden inside one of these kitchen cupboards, and sifted it in the mixing bowl!  
Also I didn't poke any holes in the crust- SHOULD HAVE! It raised all up all bubbly in spots..Plus I learned I have to get some pie weights or beans to place in ten foil that I would line the crust with.  This is suppose to keep it from rising.  Oh, and I forgot to put ten foil around the ages AGAIN!  UGH! UGH! UGH! 
Well lesson learned!
Besides the crust.. it was absolutely delicious!  The home made whipped cream really topped it off!!  SOOO GOOOD!