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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Hot, hot, hot


Yes, it continues to be hot here. 34 degrees today and tomorrow is forecast to be the same.
 ( about 94 F., I think it would be)  I puttered in my flowers this morning, after my walk. It wasn't that warm yet but when I came inside I figured I should close all the windows and doors and keep whatever cool there was safe. Didn't work. By afternoon the house was so warm I figured I might as well bake. I've been meaning to try making Custard Tarts. If any of you watch the BBC comedy As Time Goes By you'll remember that Lionel LOVES his custard tarts. Anyway, found a recipe and proceeded to make them. They were a disappointment, mainly because the pastry part shrunk ( it was supposed to be pre-baked) and I couldn't put enough filling in ( to be baked a second amount of time).  A lot of work for not much results BUT I had taken out 2 disks of frozen pie dough and had enough to make a "rustic" blueberry pie. The kind you make on a cookie sheet with the dough sort of pulled up all around the filling. That at least turned out. So well that there's not much left to even take a picture of.

This is pretty well what mine looked like ( photo is from the internet ).

Hope you had a lovely day. Stay cool,  Granny M.

9 comments:

  1. I remember my mum making custard pies. I think on Sundays, we'd have roast beef and yorkshire pudding, and custard pie after. I remember sometimes her's too didn't turn out quite right. Did your recipe have grated fresh nutmeg on top? I remember my mum grating the oval nutmeg.
    I just finished quite a bit of jam, so lots of heat happening here in the kitchen too. I have a fan at the kitchen window blowing the hot air out, and another fan on the counter oscillating back and forth to cool my sweat:) Works quite well and makes it bearable.

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    1. My recipe called for nutmeg sprinkled on top but I don't care for the taste so used a bit of cinnamon instead. It's a pity I don't care for nutmeg. I have the cutest old nutmeg grater.

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  2. I've been thinking about making a rustic pie... they look so easy and so delicious.

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    1. They are easy. Just remember that if you're using parchment paper to keep from having to scrub the cookie sheet for half an hour because you know the fruit juice will overflow, put the crust on the paper BEFORE you pile the fruit on it. ( I forgot, and had to ever so carefully slide it over!).

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  3. I've never heard of rustic pie. Yours looks really good. It is hot hot hot here too, and very dry. The garden is drying up!

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  4. Oh my favorite kind of pie... the old fashioned &
    rustic pie..I bet it is delicious
    have a wonderful weekend ..(:)
    hugs...Patty

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    1. Thanks, Patty.... the pie WAS delicious.. all gone now!

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  5. Hi! I have never heard of a rustic pie but yours sure looks delicious. What is it with this hot weather all over!!! Stay cool! Nancy

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  6. Always wanted to make one of those free-form, rustic pies. Looks good! Hope it cools off for you!

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