Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sea Creature Themed Pies
Just a quick post today to show some other ocean themed treats I made for the Shipwrecked benefit I described in my last post. In addition to shark fin cupcakes, I made these sea salted caramel peach pies.
The crust and the sea salted caramel were both made from scratch. I used this amazing recipe from Evil Shenanigans doe Salted Caramel Peach Crumble Pies.. I have made this pie over and over again for the last two peach seasons and it never disappoints. It is delectable. The farmer's market a few minutes walk from my apartment sport sweet juicy peaches the size of cat's heads
for the topping I left off the crumble and made an extra batch of crust dough. After cooking the pies for about a half an hour I removed them from the oven and arranged the shapes on top. The pies were returned to the oven for another 20-25 minutes .
For the Octopus, I fashioned the head free hand and used raisins for the eyes. I cut long strips out of the pie dough and then improvised the suction pieces on the arms by using a large square ruffled cutter to serrate the arms.
A few weeks back I saw with picture on Facebook and decided to use it as my inspiration.
The sea scene pie was easier. I just rolled out the pie crust and used sea themed cutters. The seaweed was made by cutting long wavy strips with a paring knife and arranged them on the pie.