|So some of the pastry was a little crumbly pre-cooking.|
Saturday, 31 March 2012
My first pie!
There always has to be a first try. And this time it was my first try at a pie! We were heading over to our friend's place for the evening and I of course offered to bring a dessert - an excuse to try something new out :-) However there was one catch - our friends were half way through their Lent of being vegan!!! Hmm, no eggs, milk, cheese, anything you would usually find in baking! Eek...what to do. I was searching recipes but wasn't sure about preparing something specifically using vegan ingredients - so many different powders, milks crazy stuff I had never heard of. And then the thought came to me, I could use a vegan shortening in a pie. That would be the only substitution necessary but no butter or egg wash on top of the crust but I thought I'd give it a try and see how it went.
I think using the vegan shortening did effect the crust a bit but the taste was good and the filling wasn't effected by anything and I think we all enjoyed it!
The next pie I make I will try with butter in the crust to see if there's a difference.
I used this recipe here as well as her vegan pie crust link you'll find on there. I loved the combination of pear and blueberries and the filling was nice and gooey. So my crust isn't as pro looking as the one on her website but oh well - first try!