It’s cheaper for APC members to enter pies in the contest and so now that I’m entering TWO pies, it made sense to pony up the $35 to permanently join the APC.
I didn’t actually take any notes while baking this weekend, so this could be very stream of consciousness:
Brace yourself – I didn’t bake pies this weekend. (Although I went out into the rain to buy 8 Granny Smith apples so I can head straight home and bake for the baby shower tonight.) Funny – one would *think* that I would have taken better advantage of my last pre–APC Crisco National Pie Championships weekend.
I did, however, make empanadas and an as-of-yet unnamed concoction I hope I can enter in the Pillsbury Bake-Off next year. And it’s funny – last night I was having these delusions of grandeur, thinking about winning the $1 million grand prize and how I could buy an apartment and pay off student loans and I wouldn’t have to worry about how to support myself, so I could focus on baking and freelancing full-time – what a magical turn of events it would be. Although perhaps I am getting *ever so* slightly ahead of myself. (I also wonder what I would do if I won one of the lesser prizes, i.e. GE kitchen appliances. I guess it would be a nice problem to have…)
This concoction of mine has several layers (one of which was necessitated by that damned List A!) and so I tried to do vary it a little in terms of how long I cooked each particular layer and so on and so forth…but then I baked them (two cheesecakes, for all practical purposes) at the same time and forgot which one was which…and one was definitely prettier than the other one…but I have no idea which one it was…and I’m definitely not going to have time to try this experiment again before Orlando. I was actually up until 1 AM, waiting for these suckers to finally set…and then I was tired and didn’t care anymore…so they went in my fridge whether they were ready to or not. So, who knows.