Sunday, May 15, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Pie, originally uploaded by mysterybridgers.

Another strawberry rhubarb pie. Same recipe as last time. (Although in looking back it has been quite a while since I made the last strawberry rhubarb pie). For some reason I remember this pie being easier to make last time. This time I struggled with the crust, but in the end it turned out ok.

This pie tasted fantastic warm, but it slowly got less tasty as time went on. We can't eat a whole pie real fast, so next time we should try to share it while it is still in its super tasty phase.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Elderflower Lemon Pound Cake

Sometimes things just don't turn out well. This cake has a wonderful premise. Lemon and elderflower sound like they would be delicious with a pound cake. Lemon and elderflower syrup are delicious together, but they are not so good when combined with a mediocre pound cake.

I got this recipe from the Kitchn. The cake turned out a little dry and the middle fell in. Upon doing a little research, the Crusader discovered that if a cake is cooked at too low a temperature it can fall in the middle. If you would like to try this recipe, try cooking it at 350 rather than 325 for a little less time.

The cake tastes ok, but I am not sure that I want to waste the calories eating just an ok cake. I should stick with pie.