Monday, February 19, 2007
The Pie That Wouldn't Be Decorated
I really look foward to potlucks. This weekend, I planned to recreate the delicious dessert i'd made earlier this month: key lime pie with pecan crust and haupia (coconut pudding) topping.
I decided to be ambitious with my decorating. Instead of chilling the entire layer of haupia in a seperate springform pan, I tried cooling it down and piping it on top of the finished pie. Unfortunately, the haupia wasn't set enough to hold a shape, and I ended up just spreading it on.
I froze a second layer of haupia, hoping to cut some pretty shapes out of it. Once again, I pulled it out too early and it wouldn't hold. I scooped it all into a pastry bag and tried to pipe some decorative circles, but this time they were too frozen and looked lumpy and turd-ish.
Simple is better sometimes. When it warmed up I spread it flat and made a pretty border of toasted coconut.
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