Did someone say its "Chai" day today?
Mis en place. Easy to find canned sour cherries in the kosher marketplace.
I figured I would go 'maverik' and simply knead in the butter by hand to see what would happen. After all I am already an experienced pie maker (having made one pie already…)
Seems to come together O.K. Another change was that we only had whipped cream cheese. I think it actually contributed a very nice smooth texture and the flavor was fine.
Lovely pitted sour cherries. This recipe came together real quick.
We simply peeled flipped the dough over the pie plate, while still on the parchment and peeled it off.
And, as they say in yiddish "Gevaldig!'…
Or, maybe it was the roller-skates…
Or first attempt at making the strips was not successful. We put it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Luscious sour cherry pie filling.
"...מִכְבָּר, מַעֲשֵׂה רֶשֶׁת נְחֹשֶׁת…"
"…a surrounding lattice, made as a net of copper …"
חי is a word that means life and looks suprisingly similar to the pi symbol π. A connection between the infinite source of life and a number that goes on forever?
I really love how this pie tasted. I went back for seconds.
I may have to take a brake from baking and blogging for a couple weeks to get the house and kitchen ready for Passover. I'll blog if I can.