So about two and a half hours ago I pulled a pretty rad-looking mincemeat pie out of the oven here at Peter’s parents’ place upstate, and now I’m waiting on Super-Secret XMas Baking Project 2009 (pie turned out to be a fantastic excuse/cover story/source of plausible deniability/diversionary tactic, oh yes). It’s a very good thing I had a nap this afternoon.
But dude! I made a pretty good-looking pie! The crust might be a little crumbly instead of flaky, but y’know what? I’ll take it. Rolling out dough between sheets of wax paper totally worked wonders and I am feeling a bit ninja-like for that bit of trickery, but mostly I am sleepy. Bake faster, mystery treats!
While I’m waiting, I think I’ll make this a Tracyfood Xmas tradition:
Here’s to peace, joy, and figgy puddings for everyone.