Tuesday, August 31, 2010

and they're off...taste the book with some steeplechase pie

every spring, the steeplechase is held in warner park. it is nashville's version of the kentucky derby but we like to think ours is more fun. since we risk a lawsuit by offering a true "derby" pie, i came up with our own signature pie-we call it steeplechase pie. its a pecan pie with chocolate chips and lots of whiskey. and it is on the menu this week.

chocolate chips and pecan pieces in the bottom of a partially baked pie shell.

whisk melted butter and sugar together. add the vanilla and the whiskey and mic the completely.

whisk in the eggs

add the corn syrup and whisk it again

pour it into the pie shell and into the oven it goes.

all done!

come on in and taste the book, we'll save you a slice

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8/24 is national peach pie day!

ooooh it's a holiday, let's par-tay!!! we'll bake a pie together, it'll be such fun...
grated lemon zest, vanilla bean-scraped (save the pod for something else), cardamom and pumpkin pie spice...add some sugar and cornstarch and rub it all together.

add the peaches and toss them together

make thin strips of dough and lay 5 across the top, just like the photo...

5 more strips of dough, just like so...

into the oven she goes. golden brown and bubbly...who's got the ice cream?

for more information, read all about it in my latest article for the examiner.com