I’ve noticed in my travels around the Pacific Northwest that you can get savory or sweet hand pies to-go from food carts, a medium sized “personal pie” in restaurants, a slice of pie, a whole pie or a serve-yourself-family-style pie. I’ve also heard from several sources that a flaky pie crust is hard to make from scratch.
I’m currently discovering that it’s also a challenge to paint a flaky pie crust. Here’s a picture of me working at it:
I’m using a “color shaper”, a rubber wedge shaped brush, to remove the top layer of color to reveal the color underneath. An attempt to make the pie in my painting look like a browned pie crust top that has cracked to show the yummy goodness inside.
I’ll keep working on this piece but first I’ll let it dry a bit and go have some dinner… for some reason I’m hungry.