Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Iron Craft #3: All New!

This week's challenge:

"The reason I like Iron Craft is that it inspires me to create throughout the year, but also that is pushes me to try new things. I’ve seen that from some of you Iron Crafters as well. So, for this challenge I’d like everyone to challenge themselves to try something new." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I usually always try to do something new for my Iron Craft project. Last time I tried mitered corners on my pillow. I've tried painting for a challenge. I've worked on various new crochet techniques...

What to do for this challenge?

I went with something that always scares me. I figured I would screw it up so harsh that I didn't even bother trying.

I always purchased this item ready made instead of going through the steps to make one myself.

And that item is....

dun dun duh duh duh....

Pie Crust!

Yup... I am absolutely terrified of making my own pie crust. The store bought ones are good enough and they are all nicely rolled out and stuff.

So, in the spirit of new challenges I made my own pie crust this week! :D

I  made the crust the day before because the recipe called for putting it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

Then I took it out and let it sit awhile to get warm enough to roll out. It actually fit OK in the pie pan.

I decided to make a rhubarb pie and dream of summer. The top looks pretty good for a first try.

And it didn't fall apart or burn in the oven. Yay! And the rhubarb didn't seep out.

And it was delicious. I'm not sure that this particular pie crust would be the one I would settle on, but it was yummy for the first try. And it gave me confidence to try out a few more recipes until I find one that is just right.

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1 comment:

kat said...

It looks nice and flakey. I always seem to end up with a stiff dough.