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Old 07-09-2012, 10:34 PM   #31
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Very cheeky LP

It looks amazing
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #32
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nice grill marks, harry. looks tasty.

i'm working another double shift, so my first dinner is balsamic brushed grilled octopus salad, pita, and a little cup of taboulli.

full marks bucky!
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:06 AM   #33
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Then here's two of your favourites in one!

A cherry pie....
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...that cuts like a cake
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It was a gag for my sister who insisted she didn't want a birthday cake but I know she is a sucker for cherry pie - the filling and "ooze" are both cherry!
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Dinner tonight is leftovers.

But I did go out in the backyard, pick cherries, and make a couple of pies.

i can't make pastry that works & i can't bake,so,respect guy's if i went out in the garden & picked anything steve it would be seaweed....will this bl**dy rain never stop!
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 AM   #34
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Yes, that does look delicious Tom
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #35
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can she bake a cherry pie, billy boy, billy boy? can she bake a cherry pie, charming billy? well, we know steve sure can--perfection! :)
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:50 AM   #36
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can she bake a cherry pie, billy boy, billy boy? can she bake a cherry pie, charming billy? well, we know steve sure can--perfection! :)
Thanks everyone for the kind comments on my pies. I have to confess that I'm not much of a baker. Like Harry, I always had trouble getting pastry to work. Lately, I've been experimenting with different combinations and found that a dough comprised of 25-30% lard, along with butter, makes crust that's both crisp and flaky. I also picked up a tip over the weekend about using vodka in the crust. It makes the dough moister and easier to roll out. Once in the oven, the alcohol evaporates and you don't taste it.

So there you have what I now believe to be the secrets to good crust: booze and pork fat.
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By the way, Steve, I hope it didn't come across that I was mocking your pies. I posted my cake for Frank's benefit.

Your pies look awesome! They reminded me of my Mom's - I may be a cake baker but when it comes to pastry I will never be able to match hers. She did use lard, but I don't remember any vodka.....maybe that was secret she didn't want to share!
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Dinner tonight is leftovers.

But I did go out in the backyard, pick cherries, and make a couple of pies.
Yummy your pies look absolutely DELICIOUS. How about shipping one here to Fayetteville, Georgia?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:04 PM   #39
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We had homemade bbq sandwiches with baked potatoes and coleslaw. Now after looking at the cherry pies i wish i had some of that here :)
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:11 AM   #40
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Sounds lovely Jessica...love baked potatoes
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