5.10.2008

TWD: Florida Pie

The beginning...

Hi Mom!




Yummy nutella over on the counter!
Right before hitting the oven!

I went home for Mother's Day & brought Dorie's book home to show to Mom. After looking at a half dozen recipes, she went straight to amazon and bought it for a steal! Then we ran out to Waldbaum's to pick up a few necessary ingredients and got started on the Florida Pie.

To save time we got a Keebler graham cracker crust & baked away. I was so excited that everything was turning out as expected! (It also helped- a lot- that I was making this with Mom so she was quick to jump in if something wasn't turning out right, etc). After all of the baking and freezing was done- it was time for the merengue & the broiler! I have never used the broiler before and Mom told me the browning should be really fast- about 2 minutes (famous last words!). After about 90 seconds all I could smell was burnt pie. We took it right out- were horrified at the sight- and figured 30 seconds was probably all that was needed.

The cake of doom!
Now if it was me, I probably would have looked at the burnt creation, tossed it and cried. Mom on the other hand was quick to save the day, grabbed a knife and sliced off the top of the merengue. Then we put it back in the broiler for a more acceptable amount of time :-)

Mom saves the day!
When it came time to eat, we knew we were the only ones in the house that would eat it so we grabbed a few forks and just dug in. We topped off our meal with Snapple pink lemonade which we drank in specialty glasses. :-)

Overall, I think I enjoyed the pie more than Mom did. It was a bit too coconutty and I think the next time I might use unsweetened coconut and only use it in the merengue. It was fun being home and being able to bake with Mom though! Look for her reviews in the future now that she has the book!

The finished product (after a fork hit it anyway!)

13 comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

What fun it sounds like you had with you mom! Great thinking on your mom's part to fix the meringue!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

leave it to mum to save the day! glad you gals enjoyed the pie.

Helen said...

Sounds fab! Can't wait to see the pics! Hx

ostwestwind said...

I have to admit, I like coconut!

Your entry sounds interesting, can't wait for the pictures

Christine said...

Sounds like you had an amazing day with your mom. Mom to the rescue can't wait to see the pics!

Natalie said...

Wow! Glad you guys could salvage things - yay for mom!

danielle said...

Your story makes me smile. Not just because that's happened to the best of us, but because mom was there to the rescue. Great job.

Dianne said...

Good thinking on your Mom's part...I would have most likely trashed it on impulse. Good idea on the unsweetened coconut too!

Anne said...

It's so fun cooking with my Mom, I'm glad you guys had a great time! I love the photo of the meringue- oh wow! Good job making it work, I bet it was delish.

Julius said...

I'm with you on the unsweetened coconut!

Love your rescued pie. ;)

Julius
from Occasional Baker

Jaime said...

wow, good job mom! not sure i would have thought to do that...that's what mom's are for huh? :)

Jacque said...

Wow, I would have never guess 90 seconds would be enough to torch the pie. Good save, Mom! Glad it all worked out in the end.

Joelen said...

It looks great and kudos to mom for saving the day! :)