|Pie crusts in progress.|
|Ahmed making the blueberry pie filling.|
|Midnight Chocolate Cakes cooling|
For the retreat, I decided to make the Double Two-Apple Pie on page 203, the Blueberry Lemon Pie on page 217, the Plum Clafoutis on page 252, and the Midnight Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate Buttercream on page 163. Not an easy task, so I decided to start early on Friday night with the pie crusts (Pate Brisee I on page 92. This portion of the baking was actually easier than I expected, it only took me 30 mins to make the dough for 2 pie crusts and the mess was pretty minimal.
|Double two-apple pie ready for baking.|
Overall the results were delicious and the house government walked away from the retreat dinner high on buttery, sugary goodness. They didn't even seem to notice the the snafu with the chocolate chunks in the icing (they were there by design, I swear!). Overall, recipes approved (especially the blueberry pie!) and five recipes to take off my list. Epic baking challenge completed!