Christmas Pecan Pie
December 12, 2011
On Friday night I attended my first Blogging event. It was an event hosted by Community Blogging, a group of bloggers who work together to support not for profit organisations in the community. The first event was a Christmas catch up featuring two local community organisations – St Kilda Mums and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. I came away from the event energized and inspired by what I learned about both the community groups, and the sponsors who generously donated either their lovely products, or money to these two groups.
I personally took away from the event:
Supporting the two amazing community organisations were:
All of the sponsors were very generous and had inspiring stories of their own to tell about their companies and products.
I have decided to create A Fresh Legacy salute via the recipe below. I have been inspired by the delicious Pecan Nut and their recipe brochure to create a Christmas Pecan Pie.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
a squeeze of lemon juice in almost 1/2 cup of cool water
1 cup of rice – for “blind” baking (baking before the filling is added)
1/3 cup maple syrup – use good quality syrup if you can as it really makes a difference.
1/2 cup brown sugar
180 grams chopped Pecan nuts – leave 24 nuts whole to use on the top of the pie
2 eggs lightly beaten
50 grams butter melted
2 tablespoons cornflour
The community groups who participated at the Community Blogging Christmas Event:
St Kilda Mums collect and donate baby & children’s clothing and products to mums in need. They have re-homed 2500 baby clothing and necessity items that would have gone to land fill. St Kilda Mums would love to share their experience and processes to help other areas in Australia establish the same service. If you would like to find out more about these community organisations and how you can help in your area please use the links provided to visit their site for more information.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre provides support and advice for those seeking asylum in Australia. They work on the premise that “if you treat people well you will bring out the best in them” . The ASRC is the largest provider of aid, and advocacy for asylum seekers in Australia. They play an important role in helping people to re-establish their lives in a new community. Find out more information about how you can assist by selecting the links above to their site.
Please note: This is not a sponsored post. I received no compensation from any of the companies mentioned and was not requested to write about them or the event. I do regularly cook with, and enjoy pecan nuts. I chose to create this recipe, inspired by the pecan fan recipe brochure, and the Community Blogging Christmas Event.
I hope that you enjoy my pie!
This post links to a great blog called Kate Says Stuff. A “Let’s Get Festive Edition”. You can visit the site to view some other great Christmas recipes that have been posted.
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