This morning we got up early (nothing new about that in my house) and went out to find some good old-fashioned blackberries. You know, the deep black-purple kind that grow in abundance in hedges. We live near the country so it was obviously going to be a doddle. Except it wasn't. Thankfully, after risking life and limb, fighting off over-playful dogs, and stopping our youngest daughter from overreaching across a large precipice we managed to find some. Enough to make a pie anyway.
Recently, I have stumbled across this blog: http://mennonitegirlscancook.blogspot.com/. It is in my Google-Reader and most days it comes up with delicious looking recipes which I want to try. One which tempted me enough to make it was a Blackberry Pie recipe, hence the Blackberry finding expedition.
I came home; made the pastry and as is usual when I do that something didn't quite go well. So I did what I always do and managed to squash and squeeze the pastry into a flan dish. Who will know once the filling is put on it?? The blackberries were washed and the custard made. The pie was ready to put together which I duly did.
So after over an hour in the oven and constantly checking on my pie, I am pleased to say that I was pleased with the finished look and, more importantly, the taste.
So for just a little boast some photos for you.