Yippeee it is the favourite day of all food bloggers everywhere. Pieathalon Day!
It’s the 9th year of this bonkers escapade where a bunch of us send weird and wonderful pie recipes to Yinzerella of Dinner is Served 1972 and she dishes them out for each of us to make. Naturally, I always send out movie star recipes, but I get to make NON-star-spangled pies each year and I love it.
I was super-excited when I received my pie recipe, contributed by a food blogger from Australia who I have actually met in person – the wonderful Taryn from Retro Food for Modern Times.
This is Battenburgbelle, me and Taryn in 2017. We’d been trying to smash a coconut open with a meat cleaver for Vincent Price’s Tropical Chicken.
No need for a meat cleaver for the Hamburger Pie though.
It’s a pie designed JUST FOR SAGITTARIUS FOLK it seems. The recipe was from this groovy-looking number.
As luck would have it, I am one. Everything they say about me is true…
Would I have been able to eat it if I was Pisces or Scorpio? I don’t know. It was certainly weird enough for a Sagittarian who regularly eats bizarre foodstuffs in the name of experiential research. I enjoyed seeing this pie come out of the oven with the meaty bit all puffed up but was a bit alarmed by the ring of MELTED FAT that was around the edge like a fat-moat.
But I poured that off and the resulting drained fat-moat area was perfect for the mushroom decoration.
Did this Sagittarian enjoy it? YES. Would I have served it to another Sagittarian? Maybe. To a person of the Pisces, Libra, Scorpio, Taurus, Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo or Aries sections of the astrological chart? No. I don’t think they would like it. For Sagittarians only.
Thank you Taryn for submitting this pie, and sending the breakdown of the Sagittarian’s qualities from the book. I have to say that the bit about what the Sagittarian likes to cook and eat was accurate. Uncannily so…
So true about the “outsize hot-pot containing everything under the sun”. I’m thinking here about the gazillions of times I have made Phyllis Diller’s Garbage Soup.
I was heartily pleased that “someone” left the freezer door open a few weeks ago after a very drunken dinner party with Gary & Akiko as I had room to freeze the rest of the Hamburger Pie in little singleton portions. I was genuinely ASHAMED of the state my freezer was in, but at least there is now room for pie. Winter is coming and I know I’ll get a little frisson of excitement when I pull out a piece for a Sagittarian dinner sometime.
I was compelled by this Pieathalon challenge to get out a little horoscope related cocktail book that I’ve had for so long I cannot remember where I got it from.
I was quite happy with the cocktail that is “on target for Sagitarrians” – the Rob Roy – Scotch, sweet vermouth and angostura bitters – yes please.
When I showed it to Mr Rathbone his reaction to the suggestion that “his” drink would be a Daiquiri his initial reaction was “Oh dear, no!” he then continued, “Capricorns? DAIQUIRI? Do they KNOW us?!”
I’m not sure how much I believe in the star signs but I do know this. My mum and dad had a long and happy marriage and they were a Saggitarian-Capricorn combination and myself, and my beloved Mr Rathbone are too. Perhaps there is something in it?
My choice for the Pieathalon was a Yul Brynner Walnut Pie from the BRILLIANT Yul Brynner Cookbook.
Can’t wait to see the blog post about that one! As the posts are published I will link to them below. Get yourselves a piece of pie and have a little blog tour xx
Yinzerella of Dinner is Served 1972 – Candy Apple Cheese Pie
Dr Bobb of Dr Bobb’s Kitschen – Praline Pumpkin Pie
Battenburgbelle of Kitchen Confidence – Zucchini Pie
S.S. of Book of Cookrye – Yul Brynner’s Walnut Pie
Surly of Vintage Recipe Cards – Pooh’s Summer Pie
Taryn of Retro Food for Modern Times – Lime Pie with Creme de Menthe
Kari of The Nostalgic Cook – Ham Tongue Pie
Poppy Crocker of Grannie Pantries – Apricot Mallow Pie
Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla – Chocolate Angel Pie
I laughed out loud when I saw the moat of melted fat, and love how you salvaged it with mushrooms! This year was so much fun! (But then again, isn’t every year?)
Haha – one has to be a little creative during Piathalon, non? Looking forward to reading your Pie-post x
If I’d been born a day later, maybe I’d see the appeal, but as a Scorpio, I have to turn up my nose.
As a Gemini, I think I would also enjoy Sagittarius pie! It looks delicious! Also, I kind of want to steal your groovy canister set that is in the background of the photos. They are awesome!
Aren’t they ace? It’s produced by a now defunct pottery company called Hornsea. Quite cheap to get hold of here as I think this design was very popular in the 1970s – it’s called Bronte.
Jenny! I’m glad the pie wasn’t a complete disaster and I LOVED your picture with the mushrooms! Taryn xx
I managed to gussy it up a bit for the photo, Taryn. Actually now I am quite looking forward to pulling a piece out of the freezer sometime soon. Ketchup may be involved though… x