Welcome back to the hollow. Let me hang my apron up and I will meet you on the porch.
Lavinia Messer brought over a buttermilk pie today. She is well known for her collection of blue ribbons garnered for her pies and cakes at the county fair. I love to see her making her way here carrying her Mama’s split-oak basket on her arm…means goodness is snuggled inside! Hope you will try her recipe. It took a lot of convincing to get her to share this mouth-watering delight with our porch-tending club. I ‘m savoring a piece as I watch the cows graze in my neighbors pasture.
I’ve been told two calves are expected any day now. One mama, named White Cheeks, looks like her blessed event could occur any moment. The farmer takes such good care of his cows. My mind always wanders to what a Good Shepherd we have in our heavenly Father…always watching over His children.
I noticed the first hint of fall make an appearance this week. The hollow has a crisp feel in the air and a tinge of color kissing the ancient oak tree behind the spring-house. My neighbor, Bob, said he would be pressing apple cider in the next few days. I will ask him to make some pictures to share and I have hope for a gallon of the sweet nectar to find its way to me.
Mentioning the spring-house brought to remembrance the rows of jewel-toned vegetable jars that lined its shelves holding the promise of savory soup in the cold of winter. The sight of those packed jars always gave generations of women, caretakers of the home place, a sense of fulfilling the instructions of the Proverbs 31 woman by providing for the needs of her family.
Well, I’ve finished off this piece of pie and I’ll try my best to resist the call of a second slice. The recipe is below.
Be sure to come back and visit…you are always welcome. Please let me know of any prayer requests…it will be an honor to pray for you.
Farewell sweet summer.
Welcome glorious fall.
UPDATE: Calf spotted in the pasture! Pictures on next post.
|Image from Add A Pinch, Robyn Stone|
Southern Buttermilk Pie
I large (9 inch) pie crust
½ cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 1/2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup buttermilk
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
Nutmeg (to sprinkle on top of pie)
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together butter and sugar.
After butter and sugar are combined fully, add flour and eggs.
Mix well until fully combined.
Add buttermilk and vanilla extract.
Pour into prepared piecrust and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done (a toothpick should come out clean when inserted in pie middle.)
The pie will be slightly jiggly after baking.
Allow at least one hour to cool and set before serving.
Image credit: Add A Pinch