With all of the rain we've had lately here in Brisbane, we're all in need of a lift. It's tragic to hear that yet another town has gone under water today, just over a month since the last lot of floods. So with a bunch of summer fruit such as nectarines, peaches and plums needing using up in the fridge, I decided that it was time for a pie.
Pies are not often a feature in our coeliac household. I approached this attempt with trepidation, as even normal pastry scares me, let alone gluten free! I followed Sally Wise's recipe for a Free Form Summer Fruit pie. (From Her "My Kitchen to Yours" cookbook. Free form sounded good as it meant I didn't have to have a perfect looking pie top! The pastry recipe seemed a little gooey to do anything with, so I added more flour to the mix and subsequently made it too crumbly. I remedied this with an extra egg. The resulting pastry turned out to be a nice short, crumbly pastry which melted in our mouths. I served the pie warm with ice-cream. Yum! By the end of our indulgence, a little sun was peeking through the clouds and the showers had stopped, so maybe the pie lifted more than our personal gloom. Certainly a good reason to make pie again!