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What is your favorite type of pie? If your favorite isn't mentioned here, just post a reply and a moderator will add it as a choice in the poll.

 
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Cheesecake. despite the name, it is a custard pie.
 
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My favourites vary. I might like lemon remingue (as my daughter called it when she was very small) after meat, but not vice versa.
 
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The "Limburgse appelvlaai" (a local apple pie) is the best one on the whole planet
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:Cheesecake. despite the name, it is a custard pie.



And Boston Cream Pie is cake. It's madness!
 
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"Meat" seems a little generic! But it definitely gets my vote. In the last couple of weeks we've made:

- Game pie (mix of venison, rabbit, wild boar and pigeon)
- Chicken, bacon and pistachio

But if I was forced to choose one, I'd probably go for steak and ale pie.
 
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Matthew Brown wrote:
But if I was forced to choose one, I'd probably go for steak and ale pie.



When I was in Dublin last year, I had steak and Guinness pie, which was delicious. And since Guinness is an ale (and not a lager), I am going to assume that it is the same as steak and ale pie?

If I had to choose a favorite though, I would probably choose shepherd's pie, as I like the texture of minced meat (with mashed potatoes) more than chunks of steak.

Henry
 
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Added custard pie as a choice.

Matthew: Feel free to add your own poll - what is your favorite kind of meat pie!
 
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Henry Wong wrote: . . . Guinness is an ale (and not a lager), . . .

No, it isn't an ale. It is a stout.
 
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No pie.

I am very strict about my weight and diet. If there is a birthday I always get trouble refusing the cake. I dislike the obliged eating socializing thing in the office, réally dislike it.
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:The "Limburgse rijstevlaai" is the best one on the whole planet


Fixed that for you
 
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I used to like apple pie a la mode when I was small. And now having one once in a while just bring back memories.
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:No pie.

I am very strict about my weight and diet. If there is a birthday I always get trouble refusing the cake. I dislike the obliged eating socializing thing in the office, réally dislike it.


 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Henry Wong wrote: . . . Guinness is an ale (and not a lager), . . .

No, it isn't an ale. It is a stout.



A Guinness is *both* an Ale and a Stout. The term "Ale" is based on the type of yeast, and the temperature that it ferments at. Some people like "Lager" more because it ferments longer (and at a lower temperature), and arguably, the longer fermentation creates more complex flavors.

This is why Guinness recently released the "black lager" product, which is both a Lager and a Stout. Unfortunately, I don't think that it is very popular...

Henry
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:What is your favorite type of pie? If your favorite isn't mentioned here, just post a reply and a moderator will add it as a choice in the poll.[cowpoll]



Strawberry Rhubarb.

I recently pledged some money to a Kickstarter campaign trying to open a combination pie shop / maker space in Cleveland. In the description for the campaign, they mentioned a Shaker Lemon pie. After I read up on that, it became my current favorite pie that I've never had.
 
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Ha ha, thanks for the picture J Kevin Robbins

But that guy looks more like he is thinking: "Why do not Í have cake too?". Mostly I am there, they are trying to serve me food and I am looking irritated, saying "No I réally do not want any!"
 
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Yeah, that's Milton from Office Space. He always got shorted on the cake, but that's the first thing I thought of when you mentioned cake at the office.

Incidentally, it's a hilarious movie that should be required viewing for anyone who works in a cubicle farm.
 
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I didn't see an option for all of the above.

And now, it's time for the Pie Song.
 
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for sur it's Apple :p
 
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Custard which is also similar to Egg Pie. Cheesecake also I like a lot. It's considered a pie right? LOL
 
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Cheesecake. There really isn't much more to say than that.
 
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So what pie won the poll?
 
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Henry Wong wrote:

Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Henry Wong wrote: . . . Guinness is an ale (and not a lager), . . .

No, it isn't an ale. It is a stout.



A Guinness is *both* an Ale and a Stout. The term "Ale" is based on the type of yeast, and the temperature that it ferments at. Some people like "Lager" more because it ferments longer (and at a lower temperature), and arguably, the longer fermentation creates more complex flavors.

This is why Guinness recently released the "black lager" product, which is both a Lager and a Stout. Unfortunately, I don't think that it is very popular...

Henry


And I used to think it was 'beer' !!!
 
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I never noticed the bit about black lager, which has been a traditional Czech beer style for ages.
 
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Right now, Apple is winning by a large margin.
 
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Until Google starts shipping Android pies.
 
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And then there's the look-alike Samsung Apple Pie made with Ritz crackers and cream of tartar in place of real apples.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:And then there's the look-alike . . .

That can't be right; they think it is going crazy to make your own pastry
 
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Hey, if you're going to use chemicals in place of fruit, are you really going to worry about the pastry?
 
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Jelle Klap wrote:Until Google starts shipping Android pies.

Well no one stopped them from shipping out Key Lime Pie.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Hey, if you're going to use chemicals in place of fruit, are you really going to worry about the pastry?

Decent pastry will disguise the chemicals.

Actually cream of tartar is simply stuff crystallised out of grape juice, isn't it. So most of the “chemicals” will be in the biscuits
 
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I could always bake my own biscuits.
 
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I've never been one to walk away from apple, cherry or chocolate pies, but it I had to die for pie, it's a toss-up between pecan and Key Lime.

Both of them carry lethal sugar charges, so I only indulge once a year or so, though.

Pecans are grown commercially around here. Key limes aren't, but I have a tree out by my front door, even though it's a bit cold here.

And despite what some say, key limes are NOT fully interchangeable with Persian limes. I've got both. Key limes are more delicate.
 
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Tim Holloway wrote:And despite what some say, key limes are NOT fully interchangeable with Persian limes.


In fact there are those that will claim that Persian limes aren't limes at all, being a hybrid between a key lime and a lemon.
 
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I did once have to give assistance to somebody who said he had lime in his eye. Fortunately he meant the juice of that citrus fruit. I had been all worried thinking he meant calcium oxide.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:

Tim Holloway wrote:And despite what some say, key limes are NOT fully interchangeable with Persian limes.


In fact there are those that will claim that Persian limes aren't limes at all, being a hybrid between a key lime and a lemon.



Citrus is strange stuff. A lemon is thought to be a hybrid of citron and sour orange and a "real" orange is supposed to be something like a hybrid of pomelo and mandarin.

I like lemons, but they give me major heartburn. Limes don't. Key limes and Persian limes aren't that different in flavor, but the Persian limes are less sweet. And mine grow to the size of tennis balls with a minimum of fertilizer and almost no other chemicals at all. I go to the grocery store and they're hawking punky little things half that size at 3/$1.50 and I sneer at them. I get about 3 big crops a year from my tree. It's flowering right now.

My Key lime, alas, is afflicted by psyllids and cold and so a scant handful of fruit is all that I've gotten in recent years. But it still beats those puny sickly-looking Mexican imports at the store.
 
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I use lots of limes (Persian), I'd love to have a tree. I have loquats growing in my backyard as the Austin weather is perfect for them.

Tim, how cold do your winters get? I'm wondering if a (Persian) lime tree would grow in Austin. We get occasional freezes during the winters. How big do the Persian lime trees get?
 
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So I can go back to the original subject by telling you apple pie is only worth baking with apples from my Bramley tree.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:So I can go back to the original subject by telling you apple pie is only worth baking with apples from my Bramley tree.



Those sound good. I'm a big fan of tart apples. Not a variety I've ever seen on this side of the pond.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote: . . . Not a variety I've ever seen on this side of the pond.

You'll have to come and visit and try mine. Not available in Spring or Summer.
 
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