Happy pi day everyone!
I hope you all have a mathematically wonderful 3.14 day. Today is pi day, not to be confused with National Pie Day on January 23rd. While this day is more about math and less about pie, who doesn’t like another excuse to have a slice of pie?
In the summer of 2013, I noticed on Twitter that someone was tweeting about a Kickstarter for a pi pie pan. I was really excited as when I previously made a pi shaped pie, I had to make the mold myself from aluminum foil. Pi Pie Pan supporter Garrett Heath (@pinojo) reached out to me and asked if I would like to try one of these new pi pie pans. Of course I said yes!
These pans are great. You can use them for all sorts of baking wonderfulness. Pies, brownies, quiches, pan pizzas, the pie is the limit with these pans! And no, they did not pay me to say that, nor did they ask me to write this post, I am just excited that a quality product like this exists. So if you are in the market for some wonderful and irrational pi(e), this pan is for you!
When making pies with this pan, my only advice would be to make a bit extra filling. In this cherry pie recipe, it originally calls for 4 cups of cherries, but I used 6 for the actual pie to fill it to the top. You can use the same pie dough recipe that you may normally use.
If cherry pie isn’t your style, but you would still like a delicious pie on pi day, you could try making a square pie (get it? pi r squared?) and try this square Shepherd’s Pie which will also help you kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend if you’re celebrating. Or you can also head on over to my pal Cam’s blog: ‘Culinary Adventures with Camilla' where she has a full list of different kinds of pies by awesome bloggers.
Will you be celebrating pi day? Feel free to link up your pie recipes in the comments!
Happy Pi (Π) Day Everyone!
A pie holiday AND an Irish holiday this week meant that For Your Pies Only was baking up a storm over the weekend! I sadly was so preoccupied with the Instructables Pi Day contest last year (check out last year’s Drunken Apple Pi(e)) that I totally missed out on making an Irish themed pie. Well this year, you get TWO! One today & one tomorrow.
Today in celebration of Pi Day, I bring you a SQUARE PIE! (‘Cause you know…pies r squared?). This was my very first time making a shepherd’s pie AND my very first time cooking lamb…which smells quite lamb-y on the stove top, just sayin’.
My pie sous chef, Scott, helped pipe the mashed potatoes on the top to make it oh-so-pretty.
This pie is super easy to make & for obvious reasons, perfect for Pi Day AND St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! Enjoy it in good pie health :D
Sunny’s Shepherd’s Pie
- 1 basic flaky pie crust
- Tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 large carrot
- 1 large onion
- 1 lb. ground lamb
- 1 cup beef or chicken stock (I used chicken)
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- teaspoon of rosemary
- Tablespoon of parsley
- 1/2 cup sweet corn
- 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled & chopped into 1” chunks
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- Salt & pepper to taste