Chef Luke makes a comeback
Now that the summer is over and we're in the swing of school and after school activities, it is time to get that spatula back in Luke's hands. This time around...we've got a special guest star behind the mixing bowl with Luke...Kathleen!
Every week Luke and Kathleen will be plotting a new recipe to try and we will be showing their adventures in cooking live on Snapchat every Tuesday at 4:30pm.
This week they decided to make a pie. Luke loves mango...so that was his fruit of choice but note you can make this recipe with any fruit. There are so many seasonally delish fruits at the farm stands right now...raspberries, blueberries, peach, apple...YUM!
When working with kids it's important to keep a few things in mind...
1.) It's going to be a mess.
2.) They are going to get impatient...as are you. Just try to have fun and enjoy the process. Let your child taste and try the ingredients, smell, talk about textures...
3.) Doesn't need to be perfect. Luke and Kathleen encountered some issues with the prepared pie dough...but that was OK! They came up with a creative solution to avoid waste and in the end though it was not a Pinterest looking pie it was so yummy and Luke had a blast making it.
Chef Luke and Kathleen didn't waste any time. They got right down to business with that pie shell, making the filling and getting that pie into the oven.
Kathleen prepped all the ingredients and pre-measured everything out before Luke got started so they could move along quickly which is key.
Luke loves to try new things, ask questions and be involved. When making this pie he was most interested in the smell, taste and appearance of the lemon and lime zest.
With the pie shell that cracked and tore apart, Kathleen and Luke cut it into strips to create a lattice type pie shell.
Of course Kathleen was super impressed by Luke's egg cracking skills.
To top the pie after it came out of the oven, Chef Luke and Kathleen made homemade whip cream.
Kathleen thought it would be fun to try the Pinterest mason jar version of whip cream where you chill a mason jar in the freezer before using and then add your whip cream base in there and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE! Good trick if you're looking for a work out....