Living in Tulsa and Southern California Makes For An Interesting Life - Especially After All Those Grey Years In Seattle
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Made a Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert tonight. Got the highest compliment on my crust I have ever had, an amazed utterance from my husband saying, "It's not terrible!" And then he said it could actually qualify as "good". Wow! Pie crusts just aren't my thing - I make a great filling, but never mastered the art of the crust. When John's mother was alive, that was no problem because she made the best crust anyone has ever eaten. (Seriously - every single person who ever tasted one of her crusts agreed that there was none better. She had a trick where she would wrap wet muslin strips around the top edge, since her crust was so flakey that that was the only way to keep it together until it was done baking.) So she would always whip up a crust and I would fill it. What fun it was to serve a pie and not have everyone just scoop out the filling and leave the crust like a sectional view of the Coliseum. I'm sure you all wonder what made me even attempt a crust - well, I hadn't planned on it. I bought a ready made crust in it's own pan and whipped up the filling. Just before I was about to pour in the lemon curd, I noticed that this crust was particularly lively, At least 10 tiny bugs were racing around on the surface. Do you think it must have been "organic:?