Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate

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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/09 16:36:42 (permalink)
We keep blaming buffetbuster for these pies.  We did not eat pie until we met him....then it was trips to Henry's...then other pies......THEN I STARTED MAKING PIES!  Here is the last one.......cherry for New Year's Day dinner.

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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/09 17:05:05 (permalink)
Rhubarb pie.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/09 17:14:10 (permalink)
I prefer cake over pie. Especially if it was from Brooklyn's long gone famous bakery, Ebinger's. 
Specifically, their iconic "Chocolate Blackout" layer cake. Plus, a glass of cold milk to wash it down with.
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2012/08/6481039/lost-foods-new-york-city-brooklyn-blackout-cake
C'mon, how could anyone resist a piece?
 
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/09 17:26:55 (permalink)
In looking over this thread I came upon this post from me back in February of 2010:
 
"I'll eat a slice of pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving, but other than that I don't eat pies or cakes."
 
My, how things have changed. For starters, see the cherry pie lleechef made. Since that 2010 post I have fallen under the influence of an alien from a distant planet who goes by the nom de pie buffetbuster. Because of this person, and with the connivance of my wife, I have become addicted to pies of many stripes. While it is true that back then a slice or two of pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving was the extent of my pie-eating, I always had a love for banana cream pie (but only when it was topped with whipped cream, not meringue) and peach pie. And when I was a kid I loved Frisbie pies ( the nickel apiece pies, especially lemon and pineapple pies). But I hadn't even tasted anything other than pumpkin in 30 years, maybe longer. Now, I crave pies. lleechef's peach and blueberry, her cherry, apple, pumpkin -- oh, my. And then there's her cheesecake. I had a slice of that today.
 
Hi, my name is Michael and I'm a pie-aholic. 
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/09 21:10:02 (permalink)
I used to say cake but I'm really learning to love pie.  I never liked the crusts but unfortunately they're....
growing on me.
 
 
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 11:26:24 (permalink)
Pie!  And my favorite is lemon meringue!
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 11:35:15 (permalink)
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I prefer cake over pie. Especially if it was from Brooklyn's long gone famous bakery, Ebinger's. 
Specifically, their iconic "Chocolate Blackout" layer cake. Plus, a glass of cold milk to wash it down with.
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2012/08/6481039/lost-foods-new-york-city-brooklyn-blackout-cake
C'mon, how could anyone resist a piece?
 


Never had Ebinger's, which looks delicious, but did enjoy Entenmann’s version for many a year.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 12:58:14 (permalink)
I still haven't decided which is better, pie or cake. Obviously, more research is required!
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 13:20:00 (permalink)
That's a fine looking pie lleechef!  Lucky Michael Hoffman.  Is that from your mother's recipe?
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 14:16:32 (permalink)
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That's a fine looking pie lleechef!  Lucky Michael Hoffman.  Is that from your mother's recipe?


Yes it is.  Actually I found it in her "Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book" with hand-written notes about making a cherry pie.  I did modify it......a little less sugar and less cornstarch.  Next I'm going to make your favorite, and MH's too...banana cream pie.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 15:24:02 (permalink)
Debate?????
There is no Debate!
It's PIE!
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 16:34:42 (permalink)
lleechef -
 
Your baked creation looks deeeeelicious!
 
There's more evidence for those thinking about voting for pie!
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 17:10:12 (permalink)
Thank you.  I thought it was the most beautiful pie I've made.  Then my Mother came over and declaired that it looked OK.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 17:48:49 (permalink)
Cake or pie?  It depends.  It depends on the cake and on the pie.  
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/10 17:51:46 (permalink)
There are now 4 pies on my favorites list.  Lemon Meringue, Banana Cream, Gooseberry and Rhubarb.
 
I also like fresh fruit pies, but I don't consider them pies.  They're more like pie shaped cookies topped with fruit.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/13 17:08:28 (permalink)
I've never had rhubarb before. How is its taste compared to other fruit pies, mar52?
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/13 17:52:55 (permalink)
Rhubarb pie is delicious........what's even better is strawberry rhubarb.  MH won't touch anything that has rhubarb in it......you have to add a good bit of sugar because it's bitter. When I can pick strawberries in the spring I'll make a strawberry rhubarb pie for my Mother and I. 
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/13 17:56:34 (permalink)
I love rhubarb.  It's tart.  It's delicious.  Who needs a crust when you can eat it out of a bowl?
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/13 18:03:26 (permalink)
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I love rhubarb.  It's tart.  It's delicious.  Who needs a crust when you can eat it out of a bowl?


But the crust is the best part!  It wouldn't be pie without crust, lovely, flaky, crispy, nicely browned, crust!
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/15 20:25:52 (permalink)
Pie - Homemade apple, homemade pecan, homemade banana cream or anything from the Marietta Diner if store-bought.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 07:51:54 (permalink)
Like some others, I switched from being more of a cake person to a pie person at some point, mainly because of this web site and visiting a few of the pie places that are often recommended on here.
 
Philadelphia is not a great pie town, and I think that had something to do with me being more of a cake person until I started getting into roadfood and focusing more on where I eat when I travel.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 08:47:47 (permalink)
phlmaestro-
My experience mirrors yours.  Roadfood is what changed me into a pie person.  Pittsburgh isn't much of a pie town, either.
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 09:29:26 (permalink)
Pie, pie, pie!  Once and future favorite for me.  There's a place for cakes (fresh coconut!), but if I could only choose one category of the two, it would be pie.  Sour cherry pie with a lattice lard crust is my ideal. 
 
And I would be thrilled if I could make a cherry pie like lleechef's! But I just can't make a decent pie crust to save my life, and I won't use the store-bought kind.
 
I loved eating sugar cream pie while growing up in Indianapolis. I loved  living in Nashville when I was in law school. Apart from local options (coconut cream at Elliston Place Soda Shop; chess pie almost anywhere), we were close enough to Georgia to be able to get pies there, as well.
 
The Twin Cities has been problematic for me on the pie front. Pies can be found, here and there, but many are quite elaborate, "contrived" pies that don't appeal to me. The homemade cream pies at Magnolia in St. Paul are delicious. But what I mostly crave are simple, traditional pies filled with fruit.  Fortunately, Iowa is not too far away, and is a great source for pie!   http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Pieowa-Roadtrip-m700883.aspx
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Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 14:27:59 (permalink)
How could I forget my ultimate pie?  I love it even more than lemon meringue.  Can't find it anywhere because it was a specialty of the long, gone Beadle's Cafeteria in Pasadena, California...
 
Lemon Chess Pie, but not any ordinary Lemon Chess Pie...  One that is adorned with a crispy, candied, walnut topping (I couldn't use both topped and topping in this sentence) making the contrast in tastes and tongue feel a sensory pleasure.
 
Here is my recipe for it.  Maybe Loves2Bake helped me come up with the topping.
 
LEMON CHESS PIE with walnut topping
 
  • 1 -  9-inch pie shell, unbaked
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
  • pinch salt
  • walnut topping 
    Beat eggs well; add sugar, butter, and cornmeal, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon juice, grated lemon peel, and salt. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake in preheated 325° oven until set, about 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
     
  • Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts.
  • Remove pie from oven; top evenly with crumb mixture. Return to oven melt and lightly brown topping. Cool. Garnish as you please but this pie only needs a fork. 
    1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 16:21:43 (permalink)
    rumaki
    The Twin Cities has been problematic for me on the pie front. Pies can be found, here and there, but many are quite elaborate, "contrived" pies that don't appeal to me. The homemade cream pies at Magnolia in St. Paul are delicious. But what I mostly crave are simple, traditional pies filled with fruit.  Fortunately, Iowa is not too far away, and is a great source for pie!   http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Pieowa-Roadtrip-m700883.aspx


    Have you been to the Stockholm Pie Co. in Stockholm, Wisconsin on Lake Pepin? My favorite pie haunts are on the Lake Superior North Shore and I don't mean Betty's Pies. Unfortunately, the best pie maker on the North Shore is a Kiwi moving from the Gunflint Trail to eastern Tennessee and the only place I ever had real field picked Minnesota northwoods wild blueberry pie closed up.
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 17:27:01 (permalink)
    I haven't been to anything up at Lake Superior other than Betty's Pies, which didn't overwhelm me.
     
    I am sure there is good pie somewhere in Minnesota, but as I said, I have not had much luck in the Twin Cities.
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/16 18:33:08 (permalink)
    rumaki
    I could never make pie crust.  It was like cardboard.  I once baked an apple tarte in Alaska and when one of my guests cut into it with a fork it shot across the plate and onto the floor!  My mother used to say, "You have to have cool hands."  I never knew what that meant.  But for some strange reason, now I can make pie.
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/17 09:41:56 (permalink)
    Maybe I'll have a similar miraculous transformation.  For now, though, I leave the pastry-making to my husband.  He's always done it well, and seems to be getting even better at it.
    I can make great biscuits (if I do say so myself), but pie crust eludes me.
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/17 18:17:31 (permalink)
    rumaki
    Maybe I'll have a similar miraculous transformation.  For now, though, I leave the pastry-making to my husband.  He's always done it well, and seems to be getting even better at it.
    I can make great biscuits (if I do say so myself), but pie crust eludes me.


    We have a good system.  I made the dough while he peels and slices the peaches or apples.  Once I said, "OK, I'm making blueberry pie so you need to peel the blueberries."  He just stood there and looked at me and finally I couldn't keep a straight face any longer!
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    Re:Cake or Pie ??? The Ultimate Debate 2015/01/17 18:21:18 (permalink)
    Hey, I peeled grapes for you when you asked.
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