Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
Hey, y’all! If you’re a regular reader, you already have heard the tales of my pie-making adventures. If you’re new ’round these parts, let me just say that I love pie. I love making pie for my family and I love eating pie. And I come from a long, illustrious line of pie bakers.
A dear friend just asked me to share a recipe with her, and it occurred to me that I ought to share it with all of you. It’s by far the easiest pie I make. I would also say that, in my opinion, it’s the tastiest pie I make.
A Christmas* gift from TGB to you, sweet reader:
From Village Vittles by the Grace Presbyterian Village Auxiliary
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 stick butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces sweetened flake coconut (or more, if ya like)
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Mix the sugar and the flour in a medium bowl. Add the butter, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and 2/3 of the coconut. Mix well. (At this point, you can put the filling in the refrigerator, covered, for up to a couple of days. When you are ready to have pie, simply follow the remaining instructions). Spoon or pour the filling into the pie shell. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until set.
*Yes, I wished you all a good Christmas. I understand that not all of you celebrate Christmas, but that’s totally OK. You can ignore that message from me and know that I want you to have a completely lovely day this Wednesday. And every day after. And you can STILL make some pie to enjoy your day.
I am one who believes in encouraging and understanding and respecting the celebrations and customs of all my fellow humans. I could never imagine being offended if a Jewish friend were to wish me a happy Hanukkah or a Muslim friend were to wish me a peaceful Eid al-Fitr. I know that all these greetings, these shows of kindness and community, are gestures of love. What’s offensive about that?
So, sweet friends, I wish you peace, joy, family, love, honesty, friendship, and more—today, on Christmas Day, and beyond.