Bil Browning

Accepting the Angel Food Pie Challenge [Comment of the Week]

Filed By Bil Browning | December 26, 2011 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: angel food pie, recipes

I warned readers that my mom's alchemical formula recipe for angel food pie is difficult and a couple commenters said they were willing to face the challenge head on. There's three comments to lift up today - with a funny ending.

Thumbnail image for comment-of-week.jpgFirst Patricia Nell Warren tells us some basics about the dessert. Mom is a year older than Patricia, so I found the history lesson interesting.

Bil, I'll try your mom's recipe in a few days. The base is a blancmange, a very popular dessert of yesteryear, homemade ancestor of today's store-bought dessert puddings sold in little boxes. And yes, a blancmange has to be cooked slowly and carefully. You'd have to fold in the egg whites when the blancmange is cool, but hasn't totally set up yet. I'll betcha it's a real good pie.

Next up came Sera Wohldmann who thinks she's up to the trial:

Oh how I DO love a culinary challenge :D

And then there's the person who e-mailed instead... I'll let them stay anonymous.

Fuck you, your mom, and her pie. I ended up with "angel food soup" every time!

Did anyone else take up the challenge? Did you get "angel food soup" or did the pies come out for you?


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