Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Day in the Life: San Mateo Erdkinder Thanksgiving Preparation

Thanksgiving Feast Preparation

This week, the ErdKinder class was incredibly busy. Not only were we finishing up our science competition video entitled 'Compost Gone Viral," but we also had to make and bake 15 pies for the school's Thanksgiving Feast! 

Xiao Zhang bought us a box of 80 apples from the farmers' market. We set to work ... some of us peeling, coring then chopping apples for the pies, while the rest of us were busy making pastry crusts.
We used 16lbs of flour and 8lbs of butter (we needed extra butter for inside the pies and greasing the pie pans). We set the chopped apples in water in a covered bowl, and wrapped each crust and placed the balls of dough in the refrigerator overnight.
On Tuesday, we filled each pie crust with a mixture of chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and a tablespoon of flour. The filling smelled fantastic!
Here is a finished pie straight from the oven!
Pies to the rear of this photo are waiting their turn to go into the oven. The whole building smelled heavenly as the pies were baking.

It was a very busy project! We look forward to enjoying the delicious fruits of our labor!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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