3 a.m. or 4 a.m. but not 5 a.m.
I got up early to make the pie that I made for our county fair for my visiting step-father. (He requested it as his birthday present.) Hope he doesn’t mind eating it by himself because everyone else is pied-out. I’ll probably end up a total spaz by the end of the day, but it was so nice running an hour earlier today. Yesterday, I must have seen a dozen cars on my route. Today, I didn’t see a single one. So much easier to get lost in thought!
What Did I Make Today?
I re-made (for the 4th time!) the Caramel-Toffee Apple Pie from the Food Network. Then, inspired by a Skull Pizza pin, I made what I’m calling Spooky Brownie Pies from leftover pie crust and the Easiest Chocolate Brownies from the Illuminate my Event blog. Finally, I made Candy Corn and White Chocolate Cookies by Averie Cooks.
How Did It Go?
Almost perfect…hopefully. I hate making pie crust, but the pie crust in this recipe is the best. The ingredients come together really well; it’s easy to roll out; there is always plenty of it; it’s really tasty. I used plenty of crust and thought I got it sealed really well, but I didn’t. Rats. I got it cleaned up okay but still – annoying. It’s impossible for this pie not to taste good, though, so no worries.
So the pie came out great, but what I did with the leftover crust – AMAZING! I love the Plain Chicken blog, and this idea did not disappoint. I’ve been looking for something fun to do with this skull pan. I definitely want to try the pizzas too. These treats, though, got half the brownie batter from the Easiest Chocolate Brownie Recipe Ever on the Illuminate my Event blog. I baked them (and the other half of the brownies) for 25 minutes. Then I glazed both. The white chocolate glaze on the skulls came out really well. I’m still struggling with glazing brownies, though. I should just stick to chocolate buttercream. I would have, actually, but I ran out of time.
I almost forgot about the Candy Corn and White Chocolate Cookies by Averie Cooks! I read a bunch of comments about the candy corn burning on the pan with these cookies. No problem – make cookie cups! These turned out fine, a bit underbaked after 10 minutes. Or maybe not. They are supposed to be soft. And they did come out tasty at least to my one kid who likes treats without gobs of chocolate.