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These handheld beauties were made with the Williams-Sonoma pocket pie mold. Loopy cannot resist gadgets like this if she hits the big mall after her orthodontist appointments. She willingly offered up Saucy's birthday gift card to try these super cute individual pies.
Loopy and her peeps got together after school to make pocket pies for one of the Cheerios whose grandma passed away this week.
J-Woww documents everything... she's going to be a famous photojournalist someday, Saucy can just tell.
Hey wait! Those are Saucy's reading glasses! Not cool. Kinda funny, but not cool. Take those glasses off, Cabana Boy.
Saucy puts all of the peeps to work, nobody has idle hands in the kitchen. If they aren't rolling dough or peeling apples and pears for the pies, then they are shown how to use the food processor and put to work making bread crumbs.
Beegie looks different than the last time you saw her here, doesn't she? She is still awfully cute, her face covered with flour.
Loopy tied to the kitchen drawer while she wasn't looking.
In spite of their shenanigans, they managed to turn out some really nice pocket pies, even using an egg wash and sprinkling the unbaked pies with sanding sugar. The pocket pie mold is easy to use and surprisingly quick. The recipe on the box yielded seven individual pies - but Saucy used her own pastry recipe and got four pocket pies:
1 and 1/4 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 to 5 tablespoons very cold water
In food processor, chop the flour, sugar and salt with the cold butter until it is coarse like pea meal. Add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time but do not over-process. Turn mixture into a bowl and gather it into a ball without handling it too much. Cover in plastic wrap and place in fridge until ready to use.
This recipe makes one 10" round crust so Saucy makes two batches of it if she is covering her pie with pastry. She ended up making four batches today to end up with eight pocket pies. Next time, she's going to give the box recipe a whirl and see how it goes.
Reader, you are never too young to get into the kitchen to whip up some lurrve for a peep who's at a low point. Piping hot pocket pies were delivered to the door of the Cheerio in need. Nothing will ease the pain of losing a grandparent, but pocket pies put a temporary smile on the face of a friend today. Loopy and her peeps did good, don't you think?