TWD: Pizza Rustica
|April 3, 2012||Posted by imathomebaking under TWD|
Welcome to another delicious edition of Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia!
Well, I almost thought I’d never get this post up today! I’ve been sick, so sick that I forgot the recipe was due this week. For some reason I thought I had till next week! I would have already made this on Sunday, as I never wait till THE day to make it. I had a few things going against me, being sick & the fact that the Commissary is closed on Monday’s…So I had to wait till early this evening to get to the store.
I was worried about not being able to find some of the cheese ingredients and I could not be upset if I could not as I live in Japan and can only work with what I have. So it was a mad dash to the store, happily I was able to find everything I needed for the filling. I was pleased that I would not have to sit this one out.
I was smart and made the crust dough this morning and my sweet hubby helped me gather all the filling ingredients and off to the oven it went! I want to say that I was thrilled with this crust. How simple it was to throw all ingredients into the food processor and hit a button! It was perfect.
I was worried about rolling it out after the dough had been very chilled in the fridge all day but all I had to do was work it a little and warm that butter right back up by kneading it a few times. Rolling it out was easier than I imagined as well. I think I can honestly say I’ve never made a lattice top on anything before, if I have I certainly do not remember it. It came out beautiful!
The ingredients were as simple as using a rubber spatula to “mix” together everything and plop it into the pie plate. The recipe did not state to do an egg wash on the crust, but I always try to with pie crusts. I tested a small piece of the dough and it was super sweet. From reading some posts earlier in the day some people took issue with how sweet it was and did not think it complimented the filling. I could not wait to find out for myself.
I ended up baking mine for about 2o minutes longer than the suggested time. I did this only because I know my oven and things seemed to be baking extra slow on 350 degrees but it came out perfect. I have to admit I forgot to butter my pie plate before laying the bottom crust down but in reality it made no difference, the pie cut really easily and came out no problem.
It smelled amazing and I did take a taste of it. I am a picky eater and so not really my thing but I needed to taste it just to see. While I would not sit there and eat a big piece, it was actually delicious! The crust was just perfect with the filling in my opinion. My husband loved it and had several slices, stating he loved the taste of the crust with the fillings, not to sweet for him.
I do plan on making this again and when I do I will make a few small changes such as using mushrooms and spinach. Thanks for visiting