Friday, June 17, 2011

One Year

Today is the one year birthday of Presidential Living!  To celebrate I made a lemon cream pie to help me accomplish one of my Summer goals to become an excellent pie maker.  I used this recipe minus the topping.  There weren't many ingredients, it seemed simple enough and I wanted to use lemons so I would have peels for a candied lemon peel recipe I want to try out.

The key to pie dough is having everything cold.  I cut the butter into pieces and put them in the freezer, I chilled the flour, and made sure to use freezing ice water.  I am not sure if enough water was added, I used the maximum amount but it still seemed a bit too crumbly.  I didn't flour the pastry mat well enough so I ended up overworking the dough when trying to roll it out.  The crust turned out ok but not great.  The filling was tart but wonderful.