Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Joy of Baking

Redalert.  Does anyone here read Joy the Baker?  Even if I hated food or if her recipes were nasty, I would still be loyal to Joy.  She is hilarious.  My longest friend Anna introduced me to her.  And by introduced, I mean sent me a link to Joy's blog.  I don't know Joy in real life, and Joy doesn't know me. But I do know Anna, we've been friends since second grade.

I have made her Blueberry Blackberry Pie several times now, and I won't go into detail except to say that the secret to any fruit pie, which I have discovered thanks to Joy, is the graham cracker crumbs at the bottom of the crust.  They soak up all the juice and it just perfect.  PLUS my graham crackers always go stale so this is the perfect way to use them.  I just put them in the food processor and let it go until they are very fine, and then stash them in the freezer.

This pie was full of fresh blueberries, blackberries, AND raspberries.  I made it because Ben was working and that's what I do.

This is also the reason why my oven gets smokey sometimes.  

I made this particular pie for March supper club.  It was good, but I had to use frozen berries.  I could tell a difference.

She just came out with a cookbook.  I am anxious to get my hands on one.  Anyways, try one of her recipes, any one!  I promise you will not be sorry.

Any other JtB fans?!


  1. Yes! YOU introduced me to her :)

    And also, I adore your pies.