In the Thanksgiving tradition of overindulging past the point of nausea, I made a piecaken.
What is a piecaken, you ask? It’s a pie (hence, the “pie”) baked inside of a cake (hence the “cake”), followed by an “en” that doesn’t mean anything (homage to the atrocity called the “turducken“).
Let me preface this by saying, yes I can actually cook. I’m not just the stunning combo of snark and love handles behind food critic, Josie Tucker. I do have some skill.
Step 1: Select your flavors
Typical Thanksgiv…ian piecaken flavor combinations include:
- Pumpkin pie with yellow cake
- Pecan pie with chocolate cake
- Apple pie with yellow or cinnamon cake, or gingerbread
By Sunday afternoon after Turkey Day, I was sick of traditional fall pies, so I chose blueberry pie with yellow cake. I also have a household of picky eaters and nut allergic people, so my choices were additionally limited. But the world is your oyster. Pick your favorites. Although, I don’t recommend shellfish.
Step 2: Watch and learn
As in, watch and learn from my mistakes.
Step 3: Watch and learn, part 2
What do you do when you screw up in the kitchen? You look to the great chefs. (Skip to 2:35 for the classic Julia Child moment.)