Here we are with my first Tuesdays With Dorie post! Well, my first post on this blog at least. A couple of years ago I was a member of the original group where we baked recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking from my home to yours”. You’ll find all my old posts over on The Claytons Blog under TWD (Please try not to laugh at my pictures too much – I’m by no means a great food photographer but I like to think I’ve improved a little since then!)
The group completed Baking from my home to yours last year and they are now working through “Baking with Julia” which was written by Dorie. This week we baked blueberry nectarine pie, hosted by Hilary of Manchego’s Kitchen and Liz of That Skinny chick can bake.
This was one delicious pie! I was a bit concerned about the pie crust recipe. There was a LOT of shortening in the recipe! I was tempted to make my usual go-to pie crust recipe in Dorie’s Baking from my home to yours, but I thought that would be breaking the rules so I went ahead and made Julia’s flaky pie crust dough. The only thing I did differently was halve the amount of salt in the recipe. I also added 1/2 tbsp of sugar cos that’s how I roll 🙂
The pie dough was perfect – so flaky and tender and it was a dream to work with. But I don’t think I’d make it again. I much prefer Dorie’s sweet tart dough recipe or her equally brilliant good-for-anything pie dough. The only silly mistake I made was to cut into the pie while it was still quite hot – there was SO much liquid! Delicious liquid none the less, but it was a bit like eating pie soup! Oh well, lesson learned! Try to exercise more patience next time (something I don’t particularly excel at) 😉
This pie was so good. I served it with vanilla ice cream which was perfect. It would also be very good with custard 😉 If you would like to try this recipe, you’ll find it on Hilary and Liz’s blogs.