Thursday, March 14, 2013

3.14 Anko (Red Bean) Pie

Pi Day is annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). It is officially observed on March 14, since 3.14 are the first three digits of the numerical value pi. Pi Day was first officially celebrated on a large scale in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Since then, Pi Day has been celebrated by millions of students and math-lovers. The easiest way to celebrate is to eat pi-themed foods, of course, being Pie! This year we've made a special pie to commemorate this mathematical constant.


Giberts Gourmet Goodies Sensational Cookie Dough

Anko(Red Bean) Paste
   - Red Beans
   - 1/2 cup of sugar
   - 1/2 cup of orange juice

Olive Oil- to coat the pie pan


1) Prepare the Anko(Red Bean) Paste and set aside

[Refer to our Easy & Traditional Anko (Red Bean) Paste Recipe]

To reduce the sugar for Traditional Anko Paste, use 1/2 cup of sugar and add 1/2 cup of orange juice

2) Defrost Gilberts Gourmet Goodies Sensational Cookie Dough

3) Coat the pie pan with olive oil

4) Now, cut the dough and form a ball

5) Using rolling-pin flatten the dough ball, then place and conform to pan.

6) Poke the crust with holes, this will help with pre-heating

7) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F, and place the pie-crust in the oven for 15 mins.

8) When the pie-crust is semi-cooked remove from the oven

9) Place on a hard surface, cool for 1-2 mins, and then add Anko(Red Bean) filling.

10) Feel free to create your own crust, and place the Pie back in the oven and cook for around 15-20 mins.

Happy Pi-Day!

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