On the hottest day we've had so far this year, I made pie with two children.
Yes, it was messy. But the pie had to be made, today being the day we post about our Double Crusted Blueberry Pies, chosen by Amy of South in your Mouth.
Making pies with kids is similar to playing playdough with them. Give them a chunk of dough, a roller and some cutters and let them go free. Then expect to clean up after them and find bits and pieces of dough in odd places afterwards.
I'm sure both my children would like to see their pies up on the blog, but only one of them gets to. My little sous chef has already eaten his. This belongs to his oldest brother.
I went with mini pies partially to make it easier to work with the children, but also because mini pies have a higher ratio of crust to filling than a big pie. And that works for me. Beside's, they are so cute!
I used to make pies with my grandmother, so it was only fitting that I made pies with my own children. Hopefully they will one day remember that they made pies with me. And remember how good they were.
The only other change I made to this recipe, other than size, was to replace the dry bread crumbs in the bottom of the pie. I didn't have any unseasoned bread crumbs so instead I put my 5 year old to work crushing up mini ice cream cones and used them instead. In half of them. I forgot in the other pies and they don't seem to have suffered from it.
Great choice for this week, when blueberries are aplenty, even if it is too hot to have the oven on.
Next week is chocolate pudding, which will likely send my children into giggles.
Don't forget to check out the other TWD'ers and their blueberry pies. You can find a list of us here.