Upside Down Peach Pie γƒƒ

I made this pie when the season of peaches was closing to an end. So, probably late August or early September.

I promise it tastes much better than it looks :D
I promise it tastes much better than it looks πŸ˜€

And I had planned out to make a post about it for Fiesta Friday but then life happened. (btw, it’s already FF number 43?! Crazy! O_o )

It is about time ⌚ to bring this one to the party @Angie’s, although almost three months later. Better later than not at all. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Angie for waking up my love for cooking – for real, and thanks this week co-hosts. πŸ™‚

I wanted to make some kind of cake or pie with fresh peaches (since they are gone in the winter) and I found this recipe for upside down pie. Since I love everything unusual, I decided to make it. I no longer recall how exactly the recipe went, so this is going to be short and not organised. I hope you’re ok with it. πŸ˜€

So, first I made dough. It’s like every dough recipe for pies, but I found the original recipe; PEACH PIE. It’s in Croatian so now you will know how I feel here. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Dough; 200 grams of smooth flour, 1 egg, 100 grams of butter, 160 grams of powder sugar, half of baking powder, half of vanilla sugar.

I placed the dough in the fridge and peeled and sliced peaches. I caramelized the sugar by melting it on small flame and stirring all the time. Note; DO NOT put the butter in it. It will go all weird and solid in a matter of seconds! Speaking of seconds, two is exactly how long you have from pouring caramelized sugar (melted) into the mold (baking tray) and getting everything even before it becomes solid like a hard candy. Oh yeah, place baking paper on the bottom first and go over with a piece of butter. I don’t remember why anymore, but butter seemed to be important. Then comes the caramelized sugar.

By then, I thought that this pie will be impossible to eat, but I am no quitter! I placed fresh cut up peaches on the now caramel bottom and I wish I took some photos of that, it looked awesome.

Dough goes on top. And here, I can just laugh. My dough was so weird and I couldn’t get it to stretch, really, I tried anything. (It supposed to be cold for easy handling but it wasn’t enough) I wasted about half a kilo of flour trying to maneuver with it without it sticking to everything… It was useless. Finally, I gave up of perfection and just tried to stretch it as wide as I could with my hands and just flip it and throw it on the top of poor peaches. Then I stretched it out some more to make it fit the shape of the mold. Just to get it over with, I made some tiny wholes with a fork all over the dough because that’s how we do it in Croatia. Oh yeah, and apparently that is the way to make your pie more yummy and amazing.Β At this point, I was convinced I had a case of laughable pie…

But! 35 minutes later on 190 Celsius in the oven was I surprised, boy oh boy… Not only did it smell fantastic, it tasted delicious. Delicious I say!

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Take out the pie when the dough has nice colour and wait for it to cool down before turning it over. I suggest anyone to try this kind of pie. I guess caramel wasn’t hard because of the fruit juice. It is doable with any kind of fruit you would do pie from; apples, pears… Anything really. And if you’re up for peaches, they can be from compote. I hope I encouraged you to try it! πŸ˜€

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Happy Fiesta everyone!

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p.s. I have not forgot Andrea from Cooking with a Wallflower for guessing correctly how many times I wrote “coconut” in my Coconut Experiment. πŸ˜€ Well done! πŸ˜‰

Is it ever to late for Christmas photos? I think NOT!

I was busy busy busy in the holidays, as everyone else. And I had a plan to post some things on blog which I managed, but I did not had time to properly sit down and go through my Christmas photos. Especially the decorations I made! I posted about amazing Do It Yourself ideas for the holidays…and I have tried one! πŸ™‚ – The rose from orange/clementine one, of course, hehe.

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It ended up being very easy to make so we continued to make them for decoration even after Xmas. And by “we continued making them” I meant that I forced everyone to peel oranges like this. Poor people. πŸ˜€

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I love how this decoration is visually very appealing with its bright orange color, plus the scent of freshly peeled orange fills the space… I recommend using it while the orange season is still here.

I know you are dying to see how I incorporated peeled oranges into decorations for holidays, so I’ll grant your wish. πŸ˜‰