Ok, so I'm cheating a little bit. I had told myself that I wouldn't blog about anything until my final report and defense for my summer project were finished, but I have such a backlog of things to blog about, that I figured it wouldn't be too bad to write a little entry now.
Anyway, two weeks ago now (yup... backlog) was a friend's housewarming party. It wasn't a potluck, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to make pie pops, the recipe for which I found on Instructables, possibly one of the coolest places on the interwebs.
I used elderberries for the filling, mostly because that's what the boyfriend brought back from the farmers market when I asked him to pick me up some fruit good for pies. They weren't particularly amazing... kind of bitter, but they worked ok when soaked in sugar. I'll probably use peaches next time (as the recipe recommends), which will be on Pi Day! So, here they are:
Needless to say, they were a great success. Even my friend's roommate's mom like them, and she's a professional pie taster! My friend certainly enjoyed them...
Nom nom nom!
With the leftover elderberries, I made a normal pie, which didn't turn out amazingly either, mostly because the ratio of elderberries to crust was larger, but it was edible. And it sure looked perdy.