Okay, I'll be honest for a second: I had never eaten a sweet potato until today. Well, I had some sweet potato french fries at Boylan sometime last year, but since that one moment, sweet potato in any form has not touched my lips [plus, Chelsea and Rudhdi told me that the fry incident counts for nil anyway]. So yes. Never have had a sweet potato in my life, until today.
|chelsea & roods peeling some scalding hot sweet potatoes|
After Farmers Market-ing earlier this morning for sweet potatoes with Rudhdi [not to mention splitting an incredible grilled root vegetable naan sandwich], I picked Chelsea up and brought the two of them to the apartment for a cute little autumn baking date. Roods and I had decided a while back that we wanted to try a sweet potato pie at some point, and this weekend, the weekend before Thanksgiving and midway through fall, was perfect.
Plus, I love baking with friends. Especially two who are as big of foodies as I am. LOVE.
It turned out pretty well.
Or at least the cries of "SOOO GOOOOOOOOOD" coming from Chelsea and Roods when they tried it would suggest so. I liked it a lot myself. Especially the nutty crust. I'm becoming a huge fan of using a combination of wheat flour and almond meal in place of white flour in crust recipes. The pecans in the crust and on top were a fantastic touch, too.
The only thing I would change about this recipe in future is maybe adding a bit more sweetened condensed milk. Though, truthfully, I eye-balled it, so it very well may have been less than the recipe called for. In any case, I was pleased.
Roods took some home for tomorrow, Chelsea took some home for Liz, and I rationed off a slice for Charlie, my wonderful SR from last year, as a peace-offering for stealing Roods away from today's Quidditch tournament. And Noosh and I have got about a quarter of it left. Excellent.
Not to mention this Dark Mark is STILL on my arm [sometimes I forget the magic (pun intended) of henna], for all my dorkiness out in the open for the world to see. Which is okay by me.
I may even retrace it before it fades completely. Maybe.