Posted by Meredith Smith, June 20, 2011
There are some fine looking pies in the My Pie Monday gallery today. In the Margherita class we have a traditional rendition via Damian, a pepperoni topped pie from JeanB, and Ev takes his the Italian Sausage route. ESNY1077 has a mini skillet Sicilian in white, jamesws creates an allium trio with morels, Billgraney goes with a bell pepper trio, there's a veggie bbq pie from James S., shrimp and onions top Tscarborough's pie, and Amusebouche1 finds inspiration at Trader Joe's. Experimenting with an 11-day cold ferment yields some satisfying results for Norma427, and Jimmyg learns a thing or two about Pillsbury flour.
SLIDESHOW: My Pie Monday: Mango Chicken, White Sicilian, Confit Ramps with Morels, and More! http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2011/06/my-pie-monday-slideshow.html
"My experimental pie was a hybrid Reinhart pie, made in the Universal Bread Maker (circa1904) and cold fermented for 11 days, with a reball the day before the bake. This pie has great oven spring, moistness in the crust, and a great taste from the long cold ferment. The dressings used for this pizza were my regular sauce, spinach put under the cheeses, (my blend of mozzarellas, Montena/Toranto Fresh Mozzarella cheese, and grape tomatoes."
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