Six months ago, Robin and I made what is quite possibly the best choice we have ever made (yes, maybe even better than moving to Charleston)- we decided to get a dog. Having never owned a pet growing up (aside from a far less demanding turtle), Robin has made it her life's mission to remedy this now that she has her own oasis to call home. During medical school, she stuck to the lower maintenance feline variety of pets (the ruler of our kingdom, Swarley, and the shy but lovable Abby), but it was now time to add a more adventurous and demanding best friend to our family. As the petfinder emails exponentially increased in frequency, I knew there was no more waiting. It was time to buy a dog.
|Our first encounter with Maggie. It was clear from the start that she was the one for us.|
|Maggie enjoying quality backyard time|
Adapted from The Three Dog Bakery Cookbook
Time: 30 minutes + time to set
Servings: 1 pie
|Our most beautiful crust ever...|
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
4-5 tbsp cold water
3 tbsp white flour
1/2 cup honey
2 cups skim milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup peanut butter
|Even Swarley decided to help out.|
- Buy a puppy. Wait 6 months.
- Preheat the oven to 450 F.
- Make the crust by cutting the shortening into the flour until it is the size of peas. Add water 1 tbsp at a time until you get a workable ball.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface then assemble it in a pie plate.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Let cool.
- Make the filling by blending the flour, honey, milk, egg yolks, peanut butter, and banana together in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the filling into a large saucepan and cook over medium until it begins to thicken. Let cool and pour over the crust. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let it set.
- Prepare for never-ending grateful dog kisses.
|The finished product, but who are we kidding, you're not reading this post to see pictures of food.|
Maggie's Day of Fun
|Our pre-pie workout on the beach. Judging by how my feet aren't even touching the ground, it is clear that I am the alpha in this relationship.|
|Having fun running free|
|Getting her palate ready for the pie goodness to come|
|Maggie waiting in anticipation of her pie. Her tail may have broken the sound barrier.|
|She insisted on cleaning our plates for us as well. She's such a helpful dog.|