Some say that you're either a pie man, or a cake man, but I'm still not sure which I am. I've only got a few of each under my belt (and a few that got away as well). But in the latest Cooks Illustrated, there was a recipe for a truly foolproof pie dough. The secret? Vodka. Apparently the alcohol inhibits gluten formation, but still makes the flour wet. The upside is that you have an extremely rollable dough. If this keeps up, I might find myself squarely on the side of pie in the years to come.
It's pretty sad that just two posts down from here, I'm talking about Andy walking. That's hardly news anymore. Andy is walking up a storm, even climbing up stairs. He's endlessly fascinated with being outside, and gets quite upset when he's denied. Hey, sometimes its time for a bath. And today we caught him dancing to a pirate song that was playing on the Backyardigans. He's already got more rhythm than me, that's for sure.