Last weekend was my first weekend at home, with power, since June. July was a very fun, but very busy month for me. It's really nice to be back home cooking - especially with all of the incredible tomatoes, corn, peaches, and melons - and I'm looking forward to a relaxing month of August. Paul (the husband) was just complaining that the summer is more than half-way over, and we still haven't had a single fruit pie or galette. Eever since I made Martha Stewart's summer fruit galette 3 summers ago, Paul has been in love. He was very happy when I told him that the week's TWD assignment was a fruit pie. I figured that while I had the oven on, I'd also catch up on the Semolina Bread, and make a Teriyaki Roasted Chicken (from Canal House Vol. 1) for dinner.
I was very happy with how both recipes came out. I really liked both the texture and flavor of the bread. It was great fresh, and I also thought it made good toast the next day. I was very frustrated while making the pie. I (stupidly) used my 9" cake pan with 2" sides, and it didn't work at all. The sides were too tall for the crust to hang over, and I could barely crimp it at all. Next time, I will just use my common sense and use my pie pan. Luckily, it didn't affect the taste at all, and we both loved the flavor of this pie.