Hi there, how is it going in your lives? I hope everything is good. The time flies, and we can’t hold it :(. I don’t know how spring is where you are, but here it is starting now. Our first flowers have blossomed in our garden and I can see the birds are coming more often and the cats too.
By the way, it has been a while since the last time I posted something here and…
We have to plant tulips from the Netherlands, yes! A couple of weeks ago my husband and I visited Amsterdam and the weather was…sh..! Actually it was better than we expected but it got very cold and we were all day out zigzagging bikers. Have you ever been to Amsterdam? People ride their bikes like crazy, hello? The bikers think they are pedestrians… such a chaos! So here is the thing, we bought 100 bulbs for only 7.95 Euros! But half of them got wet there because it was sh…weather and as a result they got mouldy and we had to throw some away. Now they are planted and hopefully they will say “hi” soon. I can’t wait to see the colours (in the bag was written that they are a colourful mix)… we will wait impatiently.
In Germany there is something in May called “Die Eisheiligen” because apparently the weather can get a bit crazy and be freezing for some time before we really have spring/summer. Why do I even tell you this? I don’t know, but I have learnt a new word in German and I wanted to share it here. Anyway, we’ve been having healthy strawberry smoothies with linseeds lately and I had on my ToBake list strawberry pie… because WHY NOT? We eat strawberries in overnight oats, with yoghurt, dunked in chocolate, and I couldn’t resist making my favourite dessert…so here is the recipe:
(Adapted from Joy the Baker)
The same pie crust that I have used in my last apple pies. Check the recipe here.
-1kg fresh strawberries washed, dried, and sliced in halves
-112g white sugar
-56g light brown sugar
-dash of salt
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
-1 egg (egg wash)
-Pink sugar for decoration
How to make it
- Prepare the pie crust in advance and refrigerate it.
- For the filling: wash and slice the strawberries; add the sugars, salt, ground ginger, cornstarch and lemon juice. Combine it well.
- At this point preheat the oven at 200ºC.
- The filling will be very juicy. That is what we want.
- Prepare your pie form and butter it before placing the pie crust. Remember the pie crust must be chilled before baking.
- Pour the filling and weave the pie strips.
- Brush the pie with the egg and decorate it or not with sugar.
- Bake it for 15 min at 200ºC, then lower it to 180ºC and continue baking for 30 more min.
My filling was all this, mm really good stuff, fresh and seasonal!
Everything fit in the pie form, do not discard the juices!
This is how my pie looked with the weaved strips
Add some sparkles and eggwash… and ready for the oven
after the 45 min…mmm smells so goooooood! let it rest for at least 3 hours
Enjoy this juicy strawberry pie and feel the spring in your belly! 🙂
xoxo Pink Maple