Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Miss Me Yet?

TheAlexKlein, back for another rousing post about the Hufflepuffs, the House Cup, and (of course) a new recipe!

First off, the Hufflepuffs (as most of you have probably noticed) have been on double duty helping the house elves provide cakes, cookies, and other comfort foods around the Cup after the distressing events of the past weekend. I'm so proud to be a part of this house, where the love springs forth eternal, as do the baked goods! It's good for my soul, even if not for my waist line. (Where's a good thinning spell when you need one, eh?)

For one, baking is always something I do when I'm stressed, because you get to mix stuff up, get out some frustration while you mix, then pour into a pan, throw in the oven, and relatively soon, get something yummy!

(Don't worry, you'll get the recipe at the end)

I've also noticed that I was impersonated by one of my fellow 'Puffs! Funny thing, too, because I knit the same pair of socks for Charms this month!

First: the amazing pair knit by YellowRaincoat

My own pair:

That was such an amazing surprise, and I think everyone should run over and click the (love) button for YellowRaincoat. I'll wait.

Finally, the recipe you've all been waiting for! It's a blueberry-custard pie, adapted from a pear-custard pie, and it uses the Bisquick you made last week! (You all made it, right?)


I know many of you will cringe, because pie is hard! But this one is so simple, it doesn't even use a crust! Just a simple streusel on top!

Blueberry-Custard Pie
1/2 Cup Bisquick
1/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup milk
2 Tbsp shortening
2 eggs
3 cups blueberry (or just about any other fruit you have on hand. I just happen to have about 5 pounds of frozen blueberries)

1/2 Cup Bisquick
1/4 Cup rolled oatmeal
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
sprinkle cinnamon
1 Tbsp shortening

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 inch pie plate (glass) with cooking spray.
Stir all pie ingredients except fruit with a fork or whisk until blended.
Pour into pie plate.
Put all fruit into pie plate, arranging so it's evenly distributed.
Bake for 25 minutes.

While pie is baking, combine all streusel ingredients except shortening.
Cut in shortening into streusel until crumbly.
After 25 minutes of baking pie, sprinkle streusel evenly over the top.
Bake for another 12 to 15 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 30 minutes and serve warm.
Store in your refrigerator and eat the leftovers later. For breakfast. There's fruit in it, right?

Anyway, that's it for now! Let me know how your pie turns out, especially if you use different fruit!


BusyMomKnits said...

Yay! Another great recipe to try!!!

Shirra said...

Mmmmm! Yummy!

kiri.stitching.magic said...

Alex, your socks match the pie! And they both look absolutely yummy ;oD