Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Made this!

I saw some jaws drop and heard gasps when I brought this crostata to a potluck tea party! Not bad, eh? - for someone who has baked pies a grand total of thrice in her entire life.

Okay, the credit isn't mine - the pastry was store-bought and that was just a very lame copy of the original (below).
Seriously, it isn't as intimidating as it looks and you don't need to be a pastry chef to attempt this - thanks to the step-by-step photo tutorial by kathrynl @

The first time I saw it on Pinterest, I merely gawked at it - pretty sure something this intricate was so out of my league. I didn't even bother to click on the link to the website! But the image kept popping up on Pinterest like a song you can't get out of your head and when I finally did visit the site, I just knew I had to make it.
Don't you just love Pinterest? It gives you a chance to create stuff that you've always dreamed about -  fabulous things that you thought  were beyond your ability.

Hearth & Soul Hop

Shared with
April of The 21st Century Housewife
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Alea of Premeditated Leftovers
Elsa of Elsa Cooks
Judy of Savoring Today
and  Penny of Penniless Parenting.


Simone said...

Wow Veronica! That looks like a professional baker created that. It not only looks pretty but delicious too. Pinterest is great for spurring ideas.

Yvette Bowyer said...

that looks SO delicious (and I don't eat cooked fruit!)

WOW!!!! Thats so pretty!!!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

How beautiful, Veronica!
Sorry to not have visited you in so long! Hope you are well!

Jacana said...

Now that looks brilliant - wish I had the patience when it comes to creating cooking masterpieces.

Tamara said...

Wow I wish I could do that. Great lookin pie


....are you kiddin' me? You call this a lame production? I don't think turned out marvelous. And it looks so very delicious to boot. Got milk?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

It turned out so beautifully!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You did a great job! I am sure it was delicious! Have a good day.

Audrey Allure said...

That looks delicious!

Furry Bottoms said...

That is such a pretty pie!!! I couldn't put a fork to it, it's too prettY! Oh wait, maybe I could.

Pat M said...

Lovely and looks delicious! You did great! I am not sure I'd attempt it.
Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

mail4rosey said...

No way! Looks like you've been baking them your whole life. Awesome!

kristi said...

It looks too good to eat! Great job. I'm sure it was delicious!

alissa apel said...

I have a hard time getting the crust in the pan to begin with, without breaking!

allie said...

That's so pretty! I'm jealous, I could never make a pie look that good even if I tried really, really hard. Also, that social media post is hilarious! Love it.

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

What a gorgeous pie crust! Your pie looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Hearth and Soul hop.

Steph said...

Pinterest is my new best friend... since you live too far! ;)
You did an amazing job on that pie crust. It looks too beautiful to eat... did people just stand and stare at it for awhile? And who was brave enough to cut into it first?!
Isn't it amazing how Pinterest "helps" us to do what we think we cannot?!

Amy said...

Wow, that's impressive! I too love Pinterest, but have never attempted (nor seen) anything like this!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm now following you - Amy

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I am a total Pinterest junkie!

Jane Sarchet said...

That is SO pretty! Not sure I'd have to patience to pull it off, but it does look fancy :)
Janie x

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

Not lame at all. So pretty!

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