it’s been ages and ages since the last time I posted… but I do think I have a rather legitimate excuse. I was beachside, and baking, while it happened occasionally, was not on the top of my list this last week. That’s right, I spent a whole week at the beach, I wore a bathing suit… I even put my feet in the ocean a few times. For those of you who know me, that’s kind of a big deal, for those of you who don’t you can read about my distaste for water (more specifically, submerging) here. My last ten days were filled with sun, friends, good food, soft sand, bikes and a beautiful summer wedding.
Of course, there was also some baking. I was asked to make six pies for the rehearsal dinner and of course I said YES because what better way to build a teeny pie fan base than presenting perfect pies at a joyous occasion! Plus some of my very best friends had never tasted my pie before and it was high time. The pie menu was as follows:
two bourbon bacon pecan pies - this pie is quickly becoming one of my signature pies and seemingly beloved by all… even people who claim never to eat bacon for one sad reason or another.
one french silk pie with strawberries - a delight with all of the chocolate lovers and coming in at a close second behind the bbp.
one blackberry pie - blackberries remind me of Seattle, where the bride and groom currently call home, and therefore those dark berries in a flaky crust were an obvious choice and favorite with those guests that wanted something fresh.
two tiramisu pies - I’d been making this pie all week at the grove, tweaking and perfecting and yet I still managed to forget to pack the recipe before I left for the beach, so I truly had to wing it while I was in the kitchen. I must be a pie baker because it was a hit!
Six successful pies among wedding friends and family and I’ve come to realize that large gatherings like these are the perfect place to network. I now have 88 adults and 12 children that are sure to buy my book. I’m kidding. But I can say with absolute sincerity that it was a pleasure to make pie for a group of people that ate and enjoyed it with such gusto. Like I said, for the vast majority of people there, whether we had been friends forever or were just newly acquainted, it was their first time having a teeny pie, and I felt so happy to be able to share my newfound passion in a very tangible way. And I couldn’t have asked for a better response. Each pie was so well received and I swooned with praise and delighted in being a pie baker. I mean, that’s it, right there. That is perfection. Friends old and new, coming together, talking, eating and enjoying, and the pies speaking for themselves.
Also… in the world of teeny pies, there are some fun things happening! I was featured in Relish magazine!! You can check it out here: RELISH
and next week I’m giving an interview for public radio! I’ll let you know which station and when it’s going to be broadcast as soon as I have a specific date! Teeny pies in the press… good things are happening!