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The Proof

They say the proof is in the pudding but in this particular case it’s going to be in the

pie. Saskatoon pie to be exact; said in a weird southern drawl by my other half.

I’ve never been known for my pastry. Lemon chiffon cake, chocolate anything, great cookies and some stellar desserts but not usually pie.

In actual fact my mother used to make my pastry and leave it in the freezer. For like decades. Then my daughter took over when she lived at home. Ron’s been known to make and roll it out for me more than occasionally.

BUT today he was being stone mason with his little assist and had no spare time at all. The columns are so much finishing time.

So I waded in. I must have 5 tried and tested pastry recipes. But I have this new Canadian cookbook that I just adore so yes I tried that recipe. No modifications to it but I did make a few to my Saskatoon filling. Streusel topping is perfect so I didn’t touch that.

Our friends are polite people and they will say it’s good. I know the filling will be but the pastry is unknown. Browned up just a little, edges shrunk about the right amount but will it be tough or flaky?

Fingers crossed!



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

7 thoughts on “The Proof

    1. I could send you the recipe — it was super easy and turned out really well. Kind of interesting that both of us opted for other people to do our pastry for years!


  1. My Aunt made the best pastry ever and it was actually not flaky but a bit tough. So that is my standard for pastry! So I dont always care that it is not flaky.


    1. It tasted as good as it looked and the pastry was the best I have ever made.
      Not sure where you are from but apparently they are similar to a serviceberry or a June berry.


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