My friend Lora lives and works at Celebrity Dairy Goat Farm in Siler City, NC. Awhile back we got to talkin' about a pie party, and she generously suggested (and offered to host!) that we have our Pi(e) Day celebration out at the Dairy where we could enjoy the industrial kitchen, comforts of the inn, adorable baby goats, and spring peeper chorus, out in the Chatham County country.
The next morning, the kitchen was abuzz with the 13 member baking team as we rolled dough, chopped fruit, whipped cream, and fluted crusts.
Altogether we made 26 pies, and not a bad one in the bunch. In fact, they were all delicious (at least the ones I tried, which was close to most). Lora made fresh goat's milk ice cream to top them off. Here are a few pie portraits, but for a list of all of them with their respective bakers, plus additional words and photos, see Lora's blog post here.
Brooke's delicious lemon goat cheese tart w. Lora's blackberry preserves, recipe here
I tried my hand at this tart, from Michel Roux's Pastry
April's (of Farmer's Daughter) Sweet Potato Muscadine Pie
My Avocado Coconut Pie (vegan) recipe here
Pimento Cheese Tomato Pie by Emily Wallace, the day's favorite and first to go!
About 40 friends came out to the farm to help us enjoy the pies and the beautiful spring day. We gave away 2 pies in our pi(e) walk (walked in circle of circumference 2pi(e)r), done with live old-time music accompaniment.
Molly, age 11, the youngest baker, made this video, documenting the day.
We did indeed have pie for breakfast the next day. 3.15, the (p)ides of March.
Thank you SO much to our team of bakers: Emily W, Chris, Lora, Shannon (who all also took photos), Ashley, Whitney, Brooke, Mary, Zans, Molly, Joe, and April with VERY BIG THANKS to Lora and Joe who really made the event possible.