You can even use a Raspberry Pi to calculate Pi by utilizing the excellent MIT instructional program Scratch.
So, in honor of Pi Day...we bring you...the Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi, made from phyllo dough, a raspberry cream custard, and a kiwifruit coulis. Here's how we did it:
Step 1: Creating a model
Step 2: Creating the filling and preparing the pastry
12 oz raspberries (fresh are better, but you can use frozen)
4 oz cream cheese (we use Neufchatel)
1/3 cup vanilla sugar
3 tbsp Wondra flour
Blend together the egg, cream cheese, vanilla sugar and flour. Add the raspberries, mashing them slightly to release their juice. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
1 package "thick" phyllo dough
2 tsp flour
2 tbsp water
We created a lego "mold" to make sure our toaster pastries were the right size. Each pastry used 1 1/2 full sheets of phyllo, each sheet divided in half.
Step 3: Assembling the Pastry
Step 4: Finish, fill and bake your pastry
Fold up each sheet in on itself and glue with the flour-water mixture. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet that has been well-sprayed with cooking spray. Continue until you have 4 pastries. Spray the tops with baking spray.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until the pastries puff slightly and the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
Step 5: Mold your peripheral ports from ganache
6 oz chocolate chips
1 tbsp cream
Flour and two small cups that nest.
Pour the flour into a small cup and tamp it down. Put the lego piece in the flour, and gently tap it until it is level with the surface of the flour, then press the whole thing with the second cup until the flour is well-packed. Gently pull the lego piece out with tweezers and put the whole thing into the freezer so it is chilled before you add chocolate (be gentle or it will collapse!)
Over a double boiler, heat your chocolate and cream, stirring gently until you have a glossy liquid. Pour this carefully into your mold and return it to the refrigerator. Once the chocolate on the top has hardened, you can remove it with a fork (it will be covered in flour) and return it to the refrigerator until completely hardened.
Once the chocolate is out of the mold, repeat with other parts of your model.
After the chocolate has hardened, scrape off the flour using a sharp, thin knife. Cut off any excess ganache at this time. Return your chocolate to the refrigerator. Repeat until you have a model of all the peripheral ports
Step 6: Make your Kiwi Coulis
Step 7: Assemble
Place bits of thinly sliced kiwi in the large spaces between your peripherals to really make the green color "pop."
Using melted chocolate in a pastry bag, "draw" power and USB cords on your plate.