You may be fooled by the fact that they both take place in the kitchen and result in food, but cooking and baking are hugely different things. Rocking at one does not necessarily equate to rocking at the other.
I am an awesome cook. I make delicious things. I will rock your socks right the fuck off.
However, I cannot bake. I have always been bad at it. The few attempts I have made have been either lackluster or completely disastrous (read: food on fire).
So when I bagged a seriously ridiculous amount of blueberries last weekend, it seemed as good a time as any to try and knock something else off of my 30 Before 30 list.
Time to bake a pie.
Although pre-made pie crusts are a delightful thing, I felt like it would be cheating if I didn't make this one pie entirely from scratch. I followed this recipe for Biscuit Pie Crust from Closet Cooking (sans basil). It tasted wonderful, but it definitely almost killed my food processor. If I make it again I'll mix everything by hand.
For the filling, I used the Pioneer Woman's recipe for Blueberry Pie. Everything she does is amazing.
I should mention that I don't usually like pie. Weird, right? But I just can't get onboard with the syrupy thickness of the canned fruit pie filling that everyone seems to use.
But guys, this pie was seriously bangin'. Like, I would make this again, over and over just to eat for no special occasion whatsoever.
It did not maintain its structural integrity upon being sliced, but with fresh blueberries I think that might have been asking too much, and it made for a really delicious pile of blueberry goo. I happened to have some butter pecan ice cream in the fridge which was just perfect on top.
So, I can now add pie making to my repertoire of awesome skills.
Pie pie pie pie pie pie pie!
Do you bake? What's your favorite pie?