Wednesday, July 1, 2009

cherry pie for cavi












  • 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 150g chilled unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 500g cherries, stoned
  • 1 tbsp milk, for brushing
  • 2 tbsp golden granulated sugar

Method: How to make cherry pie

1. Put the flour, butter and 75g golden caster sugar into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add the egg yolk and 2-3 tablespoons cold water. Pulse until the mixture comes together to form a ball. Turn out, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

2. Mix the cornflour, remaining golden caster sugar and cinnamon together, then gently toss with the cherries in a bowl. Put a baking sheet into the oven and preheat it to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7.

3. Grease a 23cm pie dish – ideally one made of enamel or metal. Roll out half the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line the dish. Trim the edges, pile the cherry mixture into the centre and spoon over 4 tablespoons water. Brush the pastry edges with water. Roll out the remaining pastry and use to cover the fruit, making a hole in the centre. Press the edges to seal, trim off the excess pastry and crimp the edges with your forefinger and thumb.

4. Brush the pie with milk and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Put the pie on the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4 and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until the pastry is pale-golden. Serve with cream.

10 comments:

Donna said...

love the minimalist color of this illustration.

Lynne said...

Thanks Donna.....I have just realised, once you have done an entry in his book Cavis book will have done one whole rotation!!! we have all done so well.....I hope Cavi is around soon so that we can keep up the work on everyones moly....

Caviiiiii where are youuuuu !!!

Donna said...

yup, if july i have michaels book and aug i have calvins then that will be my last food entry.

Calvin where are youuuuuuu! :-P

Lynne said...

Ok .... Donna I have put this in the post to you...its early I know, but if you can pass it on to Morissa she will have a full book as a fall back, and anyone else who has finished their books early can pass them on too.... no need to wait until the end of the month...
two books are out of circulation anyway at the moment, so I guess its Michael and Jenn left to post....
still no news from Calvin.... I have left him messages but no answer....I hope he is OK...

AzureGrackle said...

I posted the Jade Soup book out to Sachiko last week, so I'm ready for the next round.

Jenn

Lynne said...

excellent...things are looking good for the exhibition....it would be great for Morissa to have a choice of molys to show....

Colourful Rabbit said...

Yes Jenn, I've got the Jade soup book!Sorry to let you know this late.

Cavidanny said...

Allow me to say sorry to everyone that I keep you waiting, I just returned home after a Taiwan trip for taking wedding photos with my fiancee whilst I cannot access internet in the hotel during that period :(

I would like to tell you all that I may have to quite this group since my new job make me quite busy all the time and I do not have enough spare time to share my arts with my friends and you all moleskiners ...

Let me send the books to Michael within this week by speed post

Thanks a lot for keeping you all patient always and allow me to share my arts with people around the world so far:) I will come back this group often whenever I have spare time later~

Lynne said...

Hi Calvin, so glad that you have let us know that you are OK....but sad that you have to quit the group :-(

Is it OK for us to put your book in an exhibition in Sept? it can be posted on to you straight after??

Donna said...

Nice to hear that all is well with you Calvin. We will miss seeing your beautiful art works, hopefully someday you can join in back in the fun that is molyx.