The past few weeks can pretty much be summed up with one word --- pie ---. Before the Thanksgiving madness I had a lot of fun experimenting with a few new pies for the upcoming market. I added a mayan chocolate pie to the menu - essentially a rich dark chocolate ganache filling mixed with cayenne, cinnamon and other spices and baked into a pie -- and I also ventured into the familiar realm of Greek pies - i.e. - spanokopita with wild herbs! I was super pleased with the results - the mayan chocolate pie decadent and spicy smooth and the spanakopita so nostalgic and fun to share with the island public here.
I also was lucky enough to acquire some of Milla Prince's rooibus chai blend and then I steeped that into a dark chocolate ganache - piped it into some tempered dark chocolate molds. And I really don't know how to accurately describe how delicious these were. The dark chocolate outside was such a nice crunch to complement the creamy spicy chai ganache.
And then Thanksgiving. After flying back out to my old home Four and Twenty Blackbirds to help them out with their pie madness (over 4000 pies ahhhh) I came back and embarked on my own little island order madness. I ended up with 13 orders, plus 3 pies for my family - and I did it! I rolled out and crimped and baked and boxed and felt pretty proud when finally delivering them to the people of the community here.
With family coming, flying to the east coast and back, and all this pie madness, it's been difficult to fully reflect or decompress but I feel excited about all this creative energy, excited about my budding little business, thankful for my home, the serenity of the island, my sweet partner - just thankful, in general.
I've loved seeing everybody's leafy braided pies too! I hope everyone had such a nice Thanksgiving.