16 September 2007

Wild Blackberry Fruit

Today me Tanya and Adam went to pick wild Blackberries,me and Tanya collected well over a pound and I decided to make Blackberry Pie! (I know,me cooking) this has to be a first,never made this in my life,the only pie I have ever made is Cheese and Onion pie (without the onions) and a meat pie years ago so here goes with the Blackberry Pie. I got a recipe off a website for a plain simple Pie

3 cups blackberries
1 cup sugar
3 tbls flour
1 tbls grated lemon rind
4 tbls butter
I added some Greek Honey to it

Combing flour, sugar and rind. Add to the berries. Using your favorite pie crust, line the pie tin. Dot with 2 tablespoons of butter. Pour in berries. Cover with a top lattice crust. Bake in a hot oven (400F) for 15 minutes. Reduce to 325F and bake 20 to 30 minutes more.

and I started to make it,washing the fruit then adding the sugar ect ect,then I had to find a recipe for making short crust pastry OMG dread set in.. (I have never made this either),so I thought I know Delia will know so I went to Delia online and got it,I made it and thought Mmm not doing bad,I put it in the fridge for ages like it said,I took it out and I couldnt roll it it was resembling a squishy mess so I must have done something wrong! its only butter,flour,pinch of salt and some water what could I have done wrong? then I realised I had put far too much butter in it so it wouldnt roll,I know I know! I told you I couldnt cook,so I threw that and started again this time taking more care,it's now in the oven baking away and hopefully I will be able to taste some very soon,what a rigmoral for a Blackberry pie! Home Economics wasn't my best subject at school and still isnt to this day,nevermind Hells Kitchen it was can't cook wont cook here a minute ago! but I am trying, VERY! As I was browsing for all Blackberry related things tonight on the Internet I came accross this,these are made of glass and just had to put them on the blog,couldn't you just eat one of these? Excellent photography....

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Pictures of the pie coming soon....(


Matron said...

Someone has left a comment on my old trugblog. They mentioned www.trugs.net , perhaps you might find one there!

Mike said...

Hi BJ,

The photo of the few blackberries is excellent! The website's looking really good and always enjoy seeing how you're doing.

Take care


B-J said...

Thankyou mike for you lovely comment,take care B-J