Why did it take me 4 trips to the grocery to find
What is it anyway? All I know is that I had a blueberry pie to make and I needed it.
Maybe this comes with being a new wife/homemaker but there are still some major things I am
learning about cooking and cleaning (john taught me to clean out the lent trap in the dryer and how to use dryer sheets. It's a wonder my clothes have made
it all these years.) Anyway, a few weeks ago I wanted to make a beef dish that called for cornstarch so I went to Walmart and it was no where to be found. I stood in front the flour and sugar for 15 minutes and stared and stared. I just knew that it had to be there somewhere! I called my mother...
"What the *bleep* is cornstarch???
She told me that I was in the right place and it would be near the flour. WRONG! So, I just assumed that they were out an I would just try again.
Kroger. No luck.
Kroger again. No luck.
Kroger again again!! Success!
All I had to do was turn around, it is NOT with the flour.
So, I got to do what I wanted to do, and here it is...
4 cups (570 grams) fresh blueberries
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
2 tablespoons (20 grams) cornstarch (corn flour)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
*I tried to make my own crust first but then I burnt it so I had to start all over and just went with a Pillsbury crust. But here's the recipe anyway...
Short Crust Pastry:
2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon (30 grams) granulated white sugar
1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, and cut into 1 inch (2.54 cm) pieces
1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 - 120 ml) ice water
The crust was amazing, I just don't know why it burnt in our oven.
Here is the demolished lemon which yielded a lovely zest.
End product on my lap on the way to our new friends Adam and Kendra's house.
John's last piece.
Bye bye Miss American Pie.
The cornstarch was with the baking soda and powder by the way...