Pi Day is this Sunday (3/14) and our celebration is going virtual this year. The festivities will have two parts: a bake-off photo contest, and a pie bake-along on Sunday, 3/14 at 1:59pm.
Bake-Off Photo Contest:
Upload a picture of your baking to this form (https://forms.gle/RhDry3DjixSWsnN96). You can include anything you have baked during quarantine. Since we will be hosting a pie bake-along on Pi Day, we’ve included a category specifically for things baked on Pi Day.
Voting categories (with prizes!) will include: Best Quarantine Bake, Best Pi Day Bake, Prettiest, and Most Creative. We will also vote for Best Showing by a Research Area (no prize, just bragging rights) so encourage your peers to get involved. You can fill out the form multiple times for multiple entries. Voting will take place on Monday, 3/15 with winners announced Tuesday, 3/16.
We will have a bake-along on Pi Day, 3/14 at 1:59pm. Bakers of ALL experience levels are welcome to join us as we work through a simple apple pie recipe. If you want to make it even simpler, feel free to buy pre-made pie crust (or even cans of pre-made pie filling – we won’t judge!). And for advanced bakers, feel free to pick your own recipe and join us for some baking camaraderie.
Check you UW email to find Zoom details. This zoom room will also be open all day on Sunday for people to hop in and chat if you are baking stuff beyond the bake-along.
For the bake-along, you will need:
- The ingredients listed in this recipe: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/scrumptious-apple-pie/c9a4acc6-85aa-4128-b0b0-1a17bdbe05e0 Note: The shortening can be replaced with butter, if need be.
- A pie pan, a mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons
- Tinfoil and plastic wrap
- Anything you want with your pie (e.g. vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, etc)
- Optional: milk or eggs for a wash on the crust
We hope you will join us for a celebration of pi and pie!
Susan Sorensen, Jack Dolde, and Kunal Sanwalka