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To be brutally honest, any day is a good day for Pi and what could be better than a Raspberry Pi, or a Pi Pie, or the true nirvana: a Raspberry Pi Pie.

Now, I might be a little irrational about cleaning up the kitchen after making stuff but I really don't like a mess on the bench. Whilst tiding up after my wifes latest creation, I found that there was some leftover pastry but not enough for any of the baking tins that we had. Since the amount of pastry was constant, a different baking tin was needed.

This gave me a bit of a pi in the sky idea about making a unique baking tin. Nobody can afford to buy a premade tin for every shape that you may want but can a tin be made out of a common material that most people have and would it be strong enough to cope with pastry being pushed into it? It turns out that aluminium foil that has been folded serveral times is perfect for this task!

Right, lets get onto making this little Cutie Pi.

Step 1: Tools and Ingredients

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Pastry

  • As said above, I used some pastry that was left over from my wife' creation so I would be eating humble pi if I didn't link her Easy Apple and Blackberry Pie in here. Just in case you don't want to link across, the ingredients are as follows, but remember that this will make enough for a 23cm pie rather than the small amount that I actually used:
    • 250 g soft butter
    • 3/4 c castor sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla essence
    • 2 1/2 c flour
    • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

Filling

  • Raspberry compote. I used a store brought compote but similar recipes are open source and can be found via google or similar.
  • Fresh or frozen berries. The raspberry pi is all about tweaking and adapting, in this case the only berries that were in my freezer were blackberries and blueberries, both of which are delicious and make great pi fillings. Don't be tempted to just use a compote as the filling will be far to sweet.

Baking tin

  • Aluminium foil. Extra wide if you can find it as it means that less joins will be required.
AnandM546 months ago
Superb attempt on pi..
mattaw (author)  AnandM546 months ago
Thanks! Like pi, its just an approximation...
Alex in NZ6 months ago
Excellent:- a bad pun (that's bad as in good), a beautiful outcome and (I'm sure) a delicious dessert. Thank you for sharing the making, if not the pie :-)
mattaw (author)  Alex in NZ6 months ago
A truely "bad" pun should keep repeating without pattern to infinity...
LukeB816 months ago
Where is the Raspberry Pi computer?
jessyratfink6 months ago
LOVE IT! It's so cute :)
mattaw (author)  jessyratfink6 months ago
Thanks! I had an irrational amount of fun making it!!!