I love to bake. Cook, not so much. Since moving to Colorado baking has been a challenge. It's the high altitude thing. You have to make adjustments to recipes: add more flour, decrease the baking soda, adjust the temperature, etc., etc., etc.. Problem is, there isn't one fix for all recipes, so there is a lot of experimenting. This involves baking for cakes, mostly, but can also be for cookies.
My son has been asking for a coconut cream pie so I finally got around to making one last night. I must admit that I used a frozen Marie Calendar's pie crust to expedite the process. Her crusts are really, really good so I recommend them highly. The recipe for the pie came from Allrecipes.com and you can find the recipe I used HERE.
Oh, my goodness!!! You have to try this recipe. It's wonderful not to mention easy. The filling calls for three cups of half and half so, to quote Ina Garten, "how bad could that be?" Our son doesn't care for meringue so I used whipped cream for the top as the recipe calls for.
He and my husband thought it was the best pie they had ever eaten. Aaron said I could sell them! I'm certainly not bragging, but since my baking skills have been sorely lacking here, it was good for my ego.
Do you see the cute Scottie salt and pepper shakers? The recipe calls for salt but not pepper obviously. I just wanted to show them off. My BFF in the whole wide world, Nikki, sent them to me.
This evening I have plans that include a cup of tea, a slice of pie and a good movie. What plans do you have?
Have a lovely day!!!