Time really flies! I never expected my turn to be the host of Aspiring Bakers to come so soon but it has and I’m glad to announce that this month’s theme is “Easy as Pie“. I’m sure some of you would have heard of this saying or simile before, as easy as pie, which is strange, because I know that making pies is not the easiest thing for a new baker to do! Therefore this month, I hope to challenge you to bake up any type of pie you can think of! Bake any type of pie you can think of – apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, chicken pie or be creative and come up with new combinations! I will also be expanding this “pie category” to include tarts, quiches, crostatas and galettes. This includes anything with a pâte brisée, pâte sucrée or pâte feuilletée (pastry dough, sweet dough or puff pastry for you non-Francophiles). Basically anything with a crust (either top or bottom or both), so put your creative caps on and bake away! If you are unsure if what you are baking falls within this month’s theme, simply just email me!
For those ‘old hands’ who have made numerous tarts and pies already, I hope to challenge you to come up with new combinations (try savoury pies if you haven’t!) or try new recipes. For those novice and new bakers (like me), don’t be intimidated by the thought of making pie or tart crusts (or even puff pastry) – it really isn’t that difficult and trust me, you’ll get addicted to homemade pies after you’ve tried! Hopefully, after the month of August, each Aspiring Baker will realize that baking pies are really, as easy as pie :]
Now onto the details of this event:
Who can participate?
Everyone who is interested! If you don’t have a blog, just send me a photograph and the recipe and I’ll post it up in the roundup.
How to participate?
- Bake a pie or tart or pastry for this August’s theme.
- Post it on your blog between 01 August 2011 and 31 August 2011. Your post should include the recipe or the link to the original recipe. Any entries posted outside this date range will not be accepted. The roundup will be posted on 01 September 2011.
- Please copy and paste the following sentence when posting your blog entry. Entries which do not include this sentence will not be accepted. The sentence is: “I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #10: Easy as Pie (August 2011), hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink!” Please include the links back to this entry here.
- When you have posted your entry, please send me an email with the subject title “Aspiring Bakers #10″ and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
Your name or nickname:
Your blog name: (omit this if you do not have a blog)
Name of your bake:
URL of your post:
URL of your photograph: (One photo for each entry, preferably less than 500kb) – or you can attach a photograph in the email.
Have fun baking!