Ah, the elegance of a small, silky pie. Thank you to Archimedes of Syracuse and to Geometry teachers everywhere for sponsoring today’s deliciousness. As you will see all over the cooking world, today, March 14 (3.14) is dedicated to all things pi(e). Similar to the cakes from my Small Cake Series, a small pie can be shared if you wish. But it certainly doesn’t have to be: leftover pie for breakfast is a lovely indulgence.
I was introduced to this traditional breakfast treat/science experiment by my brother when we were teenagers. I have no idea where he got the recipe, but one Saturday morning while the rest of us were watching cartoons (yep, it was those days) he took a big glass pie plate, poured in some butter and some batter, and amazed us all with his inflatable breakfast. This is great for a morning when you have a little time for luxury, and is also perfect for when you feel like having breakfast for dinner. Serve with some bacon and orange juice, and you’ve got your own little oasis of breakfast bliss.