Monday, August 31, 2009

Raspberry Pie Etc

Ok so I made the raspberry pie and it is delicious. I love fruit pies! They are so easy to make and very forgiving. Usually I mix the berries but this one was all juicy red raspberries.
6 cups of berries
4 tsps of potato starch
1/2c sugar - you can use more but I like a pie with a touch of sweetness and that is about it.
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract
splash of lemon juice
enough pie crust from your favourite recipe to make top and bottom.
Mix everything together in a bowl. The potato starch I use to compensate for juicy berries. This is a question of taste - depends how much liquid you like. Use either vanilla or almond extract. I used the almond with the raspberries for something a little different. Pour into pie shell.
Bake according to your pie crust recipe. Mine was 425 for 15 min and then 350 for 35 minutes.

I am pretty much by the seat of your pants kind of cook. I tend to change recipes and I am always checking the oven for times. Let cool and then grab yourself a piece and with a dollop of ice cream enjoy!

My sock washing session with this new soap was great. It is a mix of tea tree oil and lanolin called Kookaburra from Australia.

You can find information on all its great benefits here at Knit Picks, another great yarn store I have discovered in my exploits of the net. What did we do before? If you think about it, the net has revolutionized the way we work and play. Another toy that arrived was my Yarn Swift. It is so much easier to wind hanks of yarn when you have one of these. I have been using the back of a chair or my knees and by the end of a couple of windings my arms are ready to fall off - what with detangling, dog hair and just general frustration. Tried it tonight and works like a charm. Got some Smooshy yarn wound up for a new pair of socks soon to appear in my Etsy Shop.

Now off to wind up some more wool - this time a beautiful lavender from Dream In Colour yarns.. which you can find at The Loopy Ewe.
G'nite.. Joni


Kelly said...

I want to try your pie recipe-- it looks so good!
But I've never heard of potato starch, where do you get it?
Your work is beautiful!

Joni of Fully Wooly Primitives said...

Hi Kelly
Appeciate your comment! I found my potato starch in a bulk store that sells flour, sugar etc..