July has not been a great month for baking. We had a power failure that lasted 6 long days, during a heat wave here in DC. And I traveled to my little cottage in upstate NY where I did manage to make Blueberry Boy Bait from the Smitten Kitchen blog. But this is my only Tuesdays with Dorie post for this month.
The pie crust is a big batch recipe, yielding 4 crusts. I was very tempted to use my own crust because it always is delicious. Baker Leslie Mackie’s recipe is very different: she uses 20 Tablespoons of fats to 2 1/2 cups of flour. Mine uses 15 Tablespoons of fat to 3 cups of flour. I was hoping that the new recipe would result in an extra flaky crust. The crust was actually more crumbly than flaky. So I will continue to use my recipe, which is based on my grandmother’s:
The filling is precooked which helped with thickening the juices. The pie was very tasty, especially for breakfast today.