What happens when you put ¨pi¨, ¨pie graph¨and ¨pie¨ together?!
After lots of brainstorming, I have decide to use pie's closest relative, "tart", to help me realize my idea.
This is my proposal for this year's Pi Day Pie Challenge.
I have chosen chocolate pastry cream instead of the classic vanilla flavor to match the color tone of the fruits. And I found the cape gooseberry makes an excellent highlight amongst the other berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and pomegranate). I can also see the possibility of trying many combinations with different fruits.
As I am not a super experienced baker, I have sourced the recipes of the crust and filling from my favorite food blog: Serious Eats! I found the recipes very well written, not to mention a bonus slide show that explains the steps in detail. That´s why I have illustrated a representation of the web page instead of repeating the actual recipes.
After many hours of planning, baking, drawing and photographing, here is the result...
Step 1: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE
Step 2: Ingredients - PÃ¢te SucrÃ©e
Step 3: Ingredients - Chocolate Pastry Cream
Step 4: Ingredients - Topping
Step 5: PÃ¢te SucrÃ©e 1/4
Step 6: PÃ¢te SucrÃ©e 2/4
Step 7: PÃ¢te SucrÃ©e 3/4
Step 8: PÃ¢te SucrÃ©e 4/4
Step 9: Chocolate Pastry Cream 1/2
Step 10: Chocolate Pastry Cream 2/2
Step 11: Topping 1/7
Step 12: Topping 2/7
Step 13: Topping 3/7
Step 14: Topping 4/7
Step 15: Topping 5/7
Step 16: Topping 6/7
Step 17: Topping 7/7
Step 18: PI + PIE GRAPH + PIE =
First Prize in the
Pi Day Pie Challenge