The baking

Month: May, 2015

Two pies in one?

Some time ago, I acquired a pie pan that allows one to make two different kinds of pie at once.

A pie could look like a regular old, one-kind-of-pie pie on the surface:


But, on the inside, thanks to a pop-in pan bottom that splits the pan in two, you could actually have two different kinds of pie.

Here’s half apple pie without spice and half apple pie with spice:


Rather fun.

And good pie too.

I’m interested in further experimentation with different kinds of dessert pies.

And I’ve thought about using this pan to make a savoury pie on one side and a dessert pie on the other.

You could, in theory, make dinner and dessert in one pan.



Baking, on The Baking

It’s been a while since I posted.

But I have been baking things.

One of the things I baked was a batch of cupcakes.

Chocolate on chocolate.

I used the usual recipes – slightly modified, of course – for the cake itself and for the icing.

The main modification was that I added a little bit of coconut flour – for flavour – to the cake batter.

I also used coconut flour in the icing.

For decoration, I opened up and tried a vial of edible glitter – in gold – that I’d picked up but hadn’t gotten around to using.

Cupcakes, chocolate, coconut, glitter: all rather fabulous.

And here the cupcakes are:

coo kies 8

And that is indeed a custom The Baking cutting board.