"Hello, and welcome once again to Neopian Cuisine! I'm
your host as always, Calianja the Acara! Today, we have with us a very
special guest. Continuing with our Faerie Food series, here's the Air
Faerie! Hi! How are you today, Air?"
"I'm doing fine today, Calianja."
"That's great! So what are we making today?"
"Today, I thought we'd make one of my favorite treats,
a Cherry-tastic Faerie Pie."
"Is this all we're making today, Air?"
"Well, If it doesn't take to long to make the Cherry-tastic
Faerie Pie, I have a very special surprise at the end of the show that
we can make!"
"Well, this sounds exciting! Let's get right into this,
"OK, Calianja! Now, this pie calls for homemade pie crust.
So let's get started by making that! For 2 8-inch pie crusts, one for
the top and one for the bottom, you will need:
2 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2/3 cup Shortening
1/3 cup Cold Water
Now, to start off, mix the flour and salt together in
a bowl. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender. If you don't have
a pastry blender, you can also use 2 knives. When your done, the pastry
should look like crumbs. Now, you want to add your water tablespoon by
tablespoon while mixing with a fork. Make sure you only use enough water
so that the pastry will hold together when gently pressed into a ball.
OK, now, we have the crust done! Now, for the whole pie you will need:
The Basic Pie Crust
3 cups Canned Sweet Pitted Cherries
1/4 cup Sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons Quick Cooking Tapioca
2 teaspoons Butter
OK, first, you want to preheat your oven to 425 degrees
F(220 degrees C). Line an 8 inch pie pan with half of the crust dough.
Make sure it cover the entire pie pan. Now, you want to drain your cherries,
saving 1/2 cup of the juice. Put this juice in a bowl and mix in the sugar
and tapioca. Once that is well mixed, add the cherries and mix well. Pour
the mixture into the pie pan over the crust. Put the butter in dots over
the mixture. Roll out the leftover crust dough. Make sure it's in a circular
shape that's big enough to cover the whole pie. Now, in the middle of
the crust, cut any shape you desire, or just cut slits in it. Then you
want to put it over the pie. If you want, you may put the top crust over
the pie before you cut the shapes of slits. Once it's on top, use a fork
to press the edges of the top crust together with the edges of the bottom
crust. Now, out it in your oven and bake for about 10 minutes. After the
10 minutes, you want to reduce your heat to 350 degrees F(180 degrees
C). This is to prevent it from burning. Bake 30-40 more minutes, or until
the crust is a golden brown color."
"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, that sounds great, Air! Do you think
we have time to make your special surprise?"
"Yes, I think we do!"
"OK, then after this commercial break, we'll come back
to hear the recipe for Air's secret Faerie Food. Stay tuned!"
AFTER COMMERCIAL BREAK....
"OK, welcome back everybody! We're here with Air, and
now she's going to share her secret recipe with us! Take it away, Air!"
"Thanks Calianja! OK, my secret recipe is for Fruity
Faerie Fingers with Raspberry Jam! Now, for the breadsticks you will need:
1 cup Hot Milk
4 tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Salt
1 package(about 2 tablespoons) Dry Yeast
3 cups White Flour
1 Egg White, lightly beaten with
1 tablespoon cold water
First, mix the milk, butter, sugar, and salt in a large
bowl and let it cool until it is warm, not hot. Next, stir the yeast with
about 1/4 cup warm water and let stand about 5 minutes so it dissolves.
Make sure you are doing this in a separate bowl than the other mixture.
Add the yeast and 2 cups of the flour to the milk, butter, sugar, and
salt mixture. Mix it well. Add enough of the remaining flour so that the
dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Put the dough onto a lightly
floured surface and knead it for about 2 minutes. Let it sit for about
10 minutes. After the 10 minutes is up, continue kneading until the dough
is smooth and has elasticity. Now, put the dough into a greased bowl and
cover it with a towel. Let it sit in a warm place until it about doubles
in size. This may take a couple hours, or only 1 hour. Keep checking on
it just to make sure its not much more than doubled in size. After it
is doubled in size, punch down and use a rolling pin to roll it into a
rectangle about 1/2 an inch thick. Cut the rectangle into strips about
an inch thick. Place the sticks on a buttered cookie sheet about 1 inch
apart. Now, place them in a warm spot again so they about double in size
again. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F(150 degrees C)Once they are
doubled, brush the egg white mixture over the tops of them. Now, put them
in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Now,
for the Raspberry Jam you will need:
4 cups Raspberries
3 cups Warm Sugar
Just to let you know, it's best to use a Jelly Thermometer
when making this, but any kind of thermometer will work. First, clean
the raspberries. Then put them into a large pot and crush them with a
potato masher. If you don't have a potato masher, you can just mash them
with a large spoon or whatever you want to mash them with. Cook them for
about 15 minutes. Add the sugar to them and bring them to a boil. Make
sure the temperature doesn't go any higher than 214 degrees F (102 degrees
C) on the thermometer. Take the foam off the top and let it sit until
it's cool. Now, pour the jam into jars or whatever your desire! If you
don't like raspberries, you can substitute any fruit for the raspberries.
If you want Strawberry Jam, just use 4 cups Strawberries for the 4 cups
Raspberries! Or, if you want to combine 2 fruits, like Raspberries and
Strawberries, just use 2 cups of each! There you go! ow you have your
Fruity Faerie Fingers with Raspberry, or whatever fruit, Jam!"
"That sounds great, Air! OK, we're out of time. I'd like
to thank the Air Faerie for being here today! I'd also like to thank,
as always, Health Frog, the Breadmaster, and Neopia Fresh Foods for their
ingredient contributions! This is Calianja the Acara saying Thank You
and Good Bye!"