Thanks to Care of Care’s Online Book Club, who is a pie baker extraordinaire, I was aware of National Pie Day ahead of time this year, and so I’m ready with a homemade apple pie to celebrate a colleague’s birthday (also today). For more about pie, National Pie Day, books about pie, movies with pie baking scenes, pie cookbooks, etc., visit Care’s Online Book Club blog!
Although our gluten-free kitchen is still in operation, I decided not to experiment with gluten-free pie crust this time, and got out my old rolling pin and pastry mat; used only a single surface for the wheat flour-containing bowls and pie plate; and cleaned up right afterwards, being careful not to drop crumbs. I used a recipe from Joy of Cooking to make an apple pie with streusel topping. (Yes, I wimped out and didn’t attempt a top crust.) As a fan of streusel, I don’t think this pie has enough, so I would double the recipe next time (next year?) and maybe use brown sugar instead of white.
Over the weekend I did try some g/f cookie recipes from Nosh on This, and thought they were great. (Book review is coming soon!) I wanted to make at least one more recipe, but ran out of brown rice flour and had to order more.