Friday, May 02, 2008

While You Were Sleeping

It's 6:00 AM - do you know what your daughter's doing?

My father's daughter was making a pie while you were sleeping.

I woke up at 5:30 am to whip up a Kentucky tradition - Derby Pie Mayday Pie (the name is trademarked by an industrial baker).

Any self respecting lady from Kentucky has a family recipe to serve, and though I am not a native of the Bluegrass State, I spent ten years in Lexington - making it my home away from home.

I like to make my Derby Pie two times a year, for Oaks Day (the day before the big race) and Thanksgiving.

Step 1 - Make a great pie crust from scratch.

Step 2 - Closely follow the instructions written with care by your mother almost ten years ago.

Step 3 - Stir the "gravy" until it's well blended.

Step 4 - put assembled pie in the fridge until you're ready to bake (bonus points if you can find the four kinds of beer in the pic).

Step 5 - Bake for 55 minutes at 325* - the pie comes out looking golden brown.

Now, I must admit - a lot of prep work went in to this creation. I assembled the crust and filling ingredients during the 11 pm news last night (I do not have assistants like Rachel, Martha or Giada).

I hope my new work friends love my special treat!


The Notorious N.A.T said...

Looks great - and I don't even like D***y Pie! Oh how I will miss being in KY tomorrow!

LMJ said...

Kate - Glad to hear your new co-workers are enjoying your tasty pies and cakes. Looks great! Hope to see you this weekend!!

Chris F. said...

Look yummy! Of course, I am useless when it comes to making pie crusts. So, when I do make my homemade chocolate pies from time to time (minus the crust), I use the store stuff. I admit it doesn't do it justice. But I do intend to finally learn how to make a halfway decent pie crust one of these days.

Denae said...

you MUST give up your recipe if willing. wow hon it looks great. i have made a pumpkin pie and another pecan pie after my mother's tradition but not much past that. enjoy