I decided to crash the Thanksgiving celebration and join in on the fun from London.
I think it’s one of the few holidays, that we don’t celebrate in the UK that I’m jealous of. It’s like a mini-Christmas, bringing the family together to enjoy fun parades, a game of American football and great home-made food.
Plus, it’s a time where people give thanks and announce how thankful they are. Right now in my life, I’m very thankful.
- I’m thankful for my family and friends who I love so much.
- I’m thankful for my health, my body and most importantly my mind.
- I’m thankful I have God watching over me.
So to show how thankful I am, I baked a pie. Initially, I wasn’t too sure what to make. I knew I didn’t want to make a turkey-based dish because…I hate turkey. I’m sorry turkey lovers, but it’s usually DRY!
My inner sweet-toothed kid took over and chose dessert. I couldn’t decide whether to make a apple, pumpkin or sweet potato pie. Eventually, laziness won and I couldn’t be bothered to go and get pumpkins or apples. So, I made a delicious sweet potato pie to enjoy.
Anyway, check out my recipe below:
- 120g gluten-free Dove’s Farm flour
- 120g butter, cut into small chunks
- A pinch of salt
- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
- 120g of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 table of salt
- 1/4 of nutmeg
- 3 medium sized eggs
- 120ml of evaporated milk
- Pre-heat the oven to 160°C
- Peel the sweet potatoes, chop them into chunks and boil until soft. Keep an eye on the potatoes and regularly check them.
- While the potatoes boil, combine the flour and salt in bowl; now add the small butter chunks and mix until it gets really crumbly. Now add tablespoon of water until mixture takes and then shape into a dough ball.
- Now roll out ball of dough on lightly floured surface until flat and then place into a tin. Cut the excess edges off.
- Okay it’s time for the filling, minus the egg and milk, combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Preferably, use a blender it’s very hard hard to get smooth by hand. Once that’s done. You can add milk and eggs now.
- Pour the sweet potato filling into crust and bake for about an 45-1 hour.