Exploring the New World – Including Berry Pie Recipe

How time flies! How boxes don’t! Although I have to say, there are not too many left unpacked. Therefore we were heading out to explore the surroundings. Here are some impressions from the past 2 weeks.

The Road in Front of Our House

This is the road that is visible from our guest-, living-, and sunroom. I was lucky to shoot a picture with sunshine as here it’s often cloudy. There is usually a fast succession of sunshine and shadows from the clouds.

Even though it’s not very warm, we try to go out at least half an hour every day. So within that walking distance there is one of the lakes:

Me in Front of One of the Lakes

Two weeks ago we saw some people swimming. By the sound of them, it must have been cold.

In addition to walking, we do as the locals do:

Wild Bycicle Parking – A Normal Sight Throughout the Whole City

We cycle. We both got the same bycicle, which is black. As some of you might know, I prefer colourful things. So PB suggested I knit a cover, a bit like this one. I’m already working on it.

In addition to walking and cycling, we try to still get the advantage of late Summer (or better: early Fall) and go pick berries.

PB Hard at Work

In this case they are from our backyard:

Berry Bushes in the Backyard

All the bushes you can see are edible berries. And here, as promised, is what I make with them:

Berry Pie – Mamma Style

This is a pie my mum used to make very often when we were kids. It’s best with fresh berries, but frozen also work. It is one of my favourite summer pies, becuase it’s just the perfect combination of sweet/sour berries and buttery cake crust.

Ingredients for a 24cm springform pan
375g flour
90g sugar
1/4 Tbs salt
180g butter
1 egg
3 Tbs water
300g berries or cherries
4 Tbs sugar
4 Tbs ground hazelnuts

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Rub butter into it. Whisk egg with water, add to butter/flour mixture and work everything into a smooth dough. Let the dough rest in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
In the meantime, mix the berries with the sugar. Roll out dough into two rounds, put one round in a springform pan, add edge, sprinkle with hazelnuts, spread berries on it and cover with the second round.
Bake 30-40 minutes in the middle of a preheated oven at 225 ° C. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

Even though it can be kept up to 5 days in the fridge, it seldom takes that long to look like this:

Berry Pie – 12 Hours After Baking


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