Happy Pi Day! Yes, at long last, I finally remember to observe this fantastic date (3.14) by baking a pie- Because recipes are the only sort of mathematical calculations you’ll ever catch me doing in the first place.
Nothing new or innovative here, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring in the least. The first thing my mom said to me after eating a slice was “That… was outrageous,” thus I have decided to call it Outrageous Pie. A pie aspiring to be a tart, I suppose, it starts off with pâte sucrée instead of a tradition pie crust. On top of that, a chewy layer of caramel is punctuated by toasted walnuts, making for a toothsome and tasteful component all at once. A silky chocolate mousse follows, very rich on its own but in perfect proportion in this layered pastry. Finally, an airy meringue crowns the whole thing, lightly browned on top and barely even stable enough to stand cutting- Maybe it was something in the atmosphere that interfered, but it came out so ephemerally light this time, it seemed as though it could really float away like a cloud!
No recipe yet, although it would be easy enough to piece together most of these elements and create something similar. Just wanted to share in the name of pie day, and to remind you that it’s not too late to celebrate; There are plenty of pies out there to choose from, and they’re guaranteed to be many times more delicious than actual pi!