The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
– William Shakespeare
I adore cooking lovely food to make those around me happy.
However, when it comes to pie making, I’m really not talented in making nice looking pastry, whether its a homemade one or not. The ones I’ve made so far, even though they taste great, look uneven, they break, the filling goes through them. The outcome is totally unphotogenic.
Of course, unphotogenic food is absolutely fine to eat. Before I began this blog, I wouldn’t worry at all what the food I made looked like. Now I do tend to see all the imperfections.
After making loads of imperfect looking pies and not seeing any improvements, I thought what the heck, I shall photograph this strawberry pie and put it up on my blog. At the end of the day, I perfectly enjoyed eating it…
To all my food blogging friends, did you begin to see you food differently too once you started blogging, with a more critical eye?
750g strawberries, 1 lime, 1 tablespoon butter, 4 tablespoons sugar, 1 sheet puff pastry
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Wash and cut the strawberries. Add them to a big saucepan. Squeeze the juice of the lime. Add the butter and sugar. Cook only until the sugar and butter melts.
Arrange the pastry on a baking dish. Pour the strawberry mixture on top. Bake for 40 minutes.
Note: instead of ready made pastry you can make your own. A homemade pie crust recipe can be found here.
Thank you for reading!