Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Holiday Pies ala Sarah and Anna
This week, I want to bring you two examples of salt dough pies from two very different Christmas productions. The first set of pies are from our production last season of "The Seafarer." The second act of this play centers around a Christmas day card game between a group of bachelors. Of the men at the table one is blind, one is playing for his soul, and the only man who isn't an alcoholic is actually Satan. So, obviously, they have some very festive refreshments including smoked salmon and store bought mince pies. By the time we see the men, they have devoured most of their treats, and we see only the remnants of their Christmas feast.
Sarah's Christmas Carol pies are also made out of salt dough. In fact, her pies are entirely salt dough, with no filler in the middle. This seemed to work out just fine, though the dough did seem to contract some during the baking process. The edges of the dough pulled up just slightly from the pans, but not enough to be problematic.