This close to Thanksgiving I couldn't resist making one more thank you card using that gorgeous Sweater Weather DSP and some fibers from the burlap ribbon! It has definitely been sweater weather around here - perfect for making desserts for Thanksgiving dinner. First let me say I hate to cook and am a terrible cook - and my daughter is worse than me for which I take full responsibility. But I do make a decent pie and can rustle up some cookies as needed. Erin arrived Sunday as I was dipping molasses cookies in white chocolate. She offered to start the pie dough for me and wanted to use my Kitchen Aid mixer. I always make dough by hand but I told her to go ahead and try the mixer. We wrapped pie shells to freeze for next week and then baked the scraps of dough sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. After we cleaned up the kitchen we sat down to enjoy our cinnamon crusts but something was definitely amiss. They weren't exactly flaky.............in fact they were downright chewy.........in fact they were downright glue-y! It was like chewing rubber cement. So I asked Erin if she had followed the recipe card I gave her.
"Yes," she said. "First I put in the flour, added the water and mixed. Then I put in some Crisco and salt."
Guess I never taught her what cutting in the shortening meant so she just mixed at will.............and yep she made paste........
I will be starting over on those piecrusts tomorrow!
Margaret has a fun sketch for us this week at Pals Paper Arts!