Monday, July 11, 2011

Creativity Exercise: Give Me a Word

As promised, I followed my grandmother's sketchy recipe, CJ's explanation and the Big Bunny's suggestions (see comments on the post) and cooked up Pie Crust Cookies. I also made a couple of little pies -- filled one with dried cranberries and chocolate chips, the other with peach jam.

Here's the verdict: That recipe makes one heckuva good pie crust. Seriously yum, and I don't even like pie crusts. But with the right filling ... mmmm. I'm going to try it again for a cherry pie.

However, unless you really, really, really love pie crust, I don't recommend the cookies. Even doused with cinnamon sugar, it's crust with no pie. What's the point?

And my grandmother didn't do things without a point.

That being the case, we have a creativity exercise: If the P-- C----- in my grandmother's recipe stands for Pie Crust, what -- other than Cookies -- could the C------ stand for? Give me a word!

6 comments:

Jan said...

Two things come to mind: 1. I thought of this because I am playing a hangman game on the iPad with Kate. I am pathetic at it, FYI, although I am getting pretty dang good with Words with Friends. 2. Maybe my grandmother liked pie crust so much she would eat it alone ...

Angela@RecipesFromMyMom said...

When I saw your post last week I also assumed the last word was cookies but I've never made pie crust with eggs so it threw me. Actually searched for Spry to see if the brand ever published recipes that inspired Sophie. Didn't find anything conclusive. I'm wondering if that last word is Cobbler, and maybe she left the fruit to be decided by season and availability.

Lezlie said...

Rather than a word, I have a comment about the cookies, based on the picture I saw.

My mom always made cookies out of her pie crust remnants. The way she did it, however, was to roll the crust out thinly, butter it and sprinkle it with cinnamon/sugar, then cut it into strips and roll it into little cressant shaped cookies. They are yummy. That just looks like to much crust per bite to me! :-D

Jan said...

Angela, I like that idea! And you should try the crust ... Maybe with cinnamon and sugar and a good cobbler filling. Oh, and I made the little pies in ramekins and they slid right out. Could have made them with no filling and used them as little baskets or a crust for cold filling.

Jan said...

I do love this group! Thanks for the idea, Lezlie!

Le Grand Lapin said...

Truth is, my grandmother used leftover pie crust the same way - no crescents, just strips and circles, baked with a bit of sugar. It kept us busy until the pies cooled.

It was a lovely confection for an impatient four year-old to gnaw on.