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Laser Cut Peach Pie

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You can do this without a laser cutter, of course, but it won't be anywhere near as much fun.
 
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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Ingredients for the pastry:

- 445g plain flour
- Salt
- 175g cold butter
- 95g vegetable fat
- Iced water (or regular water and dry ice, but this is probably overkill)
- 1 egg

Ingredients for the filling:

- 1.2kg peaches
- 100g sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornflour
- Quarter teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Half teaspoon cinnamon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 30g butter

Equipment:

- 9inch / 23cm pie tin
- Laser cutter (optional, but without this it will just be a regular pie!)
- Wooden chopping board
- Large bowl
- Sieve
- Potato peeler
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush
- Clingfilm
- Greaseproof paper

Step 2: Prepare the pastry to make the leaves

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Sift 285g of the plain flour and three-quarters of a teaspoon of salt into a large bowl.

Add 115g of the butter and 60g of the vegetable fat. Rub the mixture together with your hands until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs.

Add 6 tablespoons of iced water and knead the dough together. Gather it into balls, wrap it in clingfilm and store it in the fridge.
great job! this is so cool. I've been meaning to throw some food into the laser cutters over here.
Wow my only regret is I cannot taste your pie.
llrobinhunt2 years ago
very nice! Do you do this for a living? If not.... might want too.... that is amazing...
sauwen2 years ago
Wow, this is so pretty! I need a laser cutter T_T...
bajablue2 years ago
BIG Congratulations on winning the GRAND PRIZE!

You're Pie is beautiful and so well-done! (Forgive the pun ;-)
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ejosully (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thank you! :)
That is an awesome and beautiful idea!
ejosully (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks a lot! :D
scoochmaroo2 years ago
FIrst of all, thank you for including a picture of your burnt pie. I am the queen of burning pie crusts.

Secondly, where are the pictures of laser cutting the pie crust?! How am I supposed to convince Randofo to let me use the laser for my baking needs if I don't have proof to back up what a good idea it is!

Still, this is inspiring, and I think I need to give it a go. When Randy's not around maybe . . .
ejosully (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Heya, there's some blink-and-you'll-miss-it footage of the laser in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZmdk19PN6A&context=C4bd9e2eADvjVQa1PpcFNH8S6eGyjgkdfpxnGROKAcsVPdvmtpAAE= (around 1:17)

We also learnt that you can't cut icing sugar in a laser cutter, it's just too damn sticky :(
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