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Monday, March 14, 2016

Bake a Pie on Pi Day

Whether you are a mathematician or not, National Pi day is always a day to have a good time. Pi day occurs every year on March 14th. No other day for Pi day to occur on. Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is an irrational number so it can be expressed as a simple fraction with two integers. It starts out with 3.14 and goes to infinity

I had a math teacher in high school that celebrated Pi day each year with pie. Yes that is right she would give each student in her class a piece of pie. So whether you celebrate Pi day or Pie day have fun and celebrate

Pi is the Greek letter "TT". In math it represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It measures approximately 3.14159265359 Commonly this number is rounded to 3.14 which is why March 14 or 3/14 fits exactly. Whether you celebrate with pizza or pie make math fun and celebrate pie day.

One of the most fascinating numbers is known as Pi. The size of a circle is calculated using Pi, a real number with non repeating decimal expansion that goes on infinitely or forever without end. Have a little fun and recite Pi to see how many places you can go. Another even more tasty way to use Pi and celebrate is to bake a pie. Baking a pie can help you with many important learning skills

  • ability to follow directions. This skill is demonstrated through making sure the pie turns out correctly and tasty.
  • attention to detail. One must pay attention when baking a pie in order to get ingredients correct. 
  • Decision Making. One must decide when to check the pie for doneness waiting to long or not waiting long enough is not good.
  • Improvising. Don't have the exact ingredient knowing what to substitute shows being able to improvise and think on your feet
  • Patience. One must have patience to stay in the game of baking and life. Lack of patience often means a big price must be paid. Making sure the pie is baked through shows patience

Homemade Classic American Apple Pie Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 50 minute(s)
Number of servings:12
Apple Pie Ingredients:
Pie crust dough for double-crust pie (double pie crust dough recipe)
4 medium Granny Smith apples
3 medium McIntosh apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1 egg white, whisked
Apple Pie Directions:
Prepare the dough for the pie crust, shape into 2 disks and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 425F. Spray the 9-inch non-stick round pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll one disk of dough on a floured surface into a 12-inch circle.  If the dough is too cold and stiff and hard to roll (it can happen if it’s been in a refrigerator overnight), let the dough disks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften.
Carefully lift the rolled dough and put it in the pie pan.  Press  the dough into the sides of the pan.  Some dough will overhang the edges of the pan, and it’s normal.  Put the pie pan in a refrigerator while you prepare the apples.
Peel the apples and slice into slices, discarding the core. Put the apple slices in a bowl, add sugar, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.  Toss the apples so they are evenly covered with sugar and slices.
Take the pie pan out of the refrigerator.  Put the apples in the pie pan.
Roll out the second dough disk into an 11-inch circle.  Carefully lift it and put it on top of the pie.  Pinch the edges of top and bottom crust to seal.
Brush the top crust with the egg white and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of sugar.  Cut four slits in the top crust.
Put the apple pie in the oven.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 375F.  Bake for another 30 minutes.
Remove the apple pie from the oven.  It will be extremely hot, especially the filling.  Let it cool down somewhat and dig in :) Enjoy your homemade classic American apple pie!

recipe source here

1 comment:

  1. that last one - the patience - that's my weakness with this :)


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