Happy 4th of July everyone.
I tried to figure out whats the most american food there is?
You have burgers, hot dogs, mac&cheese, peanut butter etc.
But for me, the most american food ever is Cherry Pie.
I remember as a kid watching old american movies or shows on the telly and there was always a cherry pie involved somehow.
Cooling on a window ledge.
So I leave you with a recipe of a wonderful cherry pie I did for the summer issue of Sweet Paul Magazine.
You can see the issue right here!
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup cold butter, in pieces
1/4 cup iced water
2 pounds cherries, pitted
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
In a food processor, combine flour, salt, sugar and butter.
Pulse until coarse.
Add water and pulse until it holds together.
Wrap in plastic and place in it the fridge for 1 hour.
Take it out and cut in half.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface.
Place in a 9 inch pie plate.
Cut off any excess dough.
In a large bowl toss cherries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Fill the pie with the mixture.
Roll out the rest of the dough and cut into 1 1/2 inch strips.
Weave strips over filling. Press to seal on the edges.
Brush lattice with egg wash.
Bake until filling is bubbling and crust golden, about 40 minutes.
Cool on a window ledge.
Photo by Hector Sanchez