We are pleased to announce the winners of our Great PI(E) Day Bake Off. Congratulations to all who joined the fun and made 3.14.21 a day for great PI(E)!
Our judges were looking for creativity and fun! Awards were presented for “Best Lattice PI(E)”,“Best PI(E) Themed Décor” and “Best PI(E) Symmetry”
The Best Lattice Pie Award goes to Polly, 6th Grade:
Pie: Geometers’ Pie
- Mix together 2 cups + 4TB of flour, 1tsp salt, and 2 tsp sugar in a food processor
- Cut 16TB of butter into 16 pieces. Add to the dry ingredients in the food processor and blend for 10 seconds
- Move the dough to a bowl, add 6TB of ice water, and mix together with your hands. Slowly add in 4 more tablespoons of ice water.
- Make two equal balls. Cover in plastic wrap and store in fridge while you continue with the next steps.
- Mix together a full bag of frozen cherries and bag of frozen mixed berries (approximately 2 cups total) with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup tapioca flour.
- Remove one ball from the fridge and roll out into a large circle (put back in fridge!)
- Repeat with the second ball, then cut into 1/2 inch strips and return to fridge.
- Line a pie pan with the large circle of pie crust and fill with berry mix.
- To make the lattice, take the strips out of the fridge and weave them together on top of the filling.
- Cover the crust (with aluminum foil or a special cover) and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Reduce to 350 degrees and cook for 30 more minutes.
- Cool for 30 minutes and enjoy!
Best PI(E) Theme Décor Award goes to Nutmeg, 4th grade!
Pie: Campfire S’Mores Pie
Recipe from the RadDish for Kids Recipe Kits
Best PI(E) Symmetry Award Goes to Manas, 6th Grade
Pies: Apple, Bell pepper and Onion and Samosa
Bell pepper and onion filling recipe:
- Slice onions and bell peppers
- In a pan add one teaspoon of any oil and add cumin seeds, garam masala, turmeric powder and cayenne pepper powder/red chilli powder
- Add the sliced onions and saute it for about eight minutes and then add the sliced bell peppers
- Saute for about five minutes and it is ready
Samosa pie recipe:
- Boil potatoes, peel skin and chop them
- Boil carrot and peas and drain
- In a pan, add a teaspoon of any oil and when it’s hot add cumin seeds, garam masala, turmeric powder and cayenne pepper powder/red chilli powder
- Add the veggies and salt and saute it for five minutes and it is ready
Pie just out from the oven:
Pie cut into separate slices:
Three slices of apple pie:
One slice of bell pepper and onion pie:
Four slices of samosa pie:
How it relates to a mathematical concept:
My pie relates to a mathematical concept because the pie has three flavors, and the apple pie has three slices, the bell pepper and onion pie has one slice, and the samosa pie has four slices. Three plus one plus four equals eight slices, which makes up a whole pie, and three, one, and four are also the first three digits of Pi.
Congratulations to our winners! They will each receive a copy of Katie Coppen’s books Geometry is as Easy as Pie and Geology is a Piece of Cake!
Great job everyone!!!!!