So I’m hungry for dessert again already and decided to arrive at our #DoodlewashDinner with some key lime pie. This is one of my favorites and something that I have the hardest time passing up when it’s on the dessert menu. Many versions are more demure when it comes to the whipped cream, placing it artfully in little dollops only near the crust. When I was a kid, I remember it being served more like this one. It wasn’t about elegance and presentation back then and nothing was served in tiny cups with bits of graham cracker. The bigger the better and bring on the cream!
As an adult, a pie slice of this proportion would be one I would only split with someone else at the end of the meal, if not a group of four. If someone had suggested this when I was a kid I would have clocked them in the face! Actually, that’s not true at all, as I was an extraordinarily wimpy kid who could have never hit anything and caused damage. But they would have received an awkwardly long angry stare. That would teach them. Since I didn’t grow up to be particularly strong, I still use this tactic today. No, back then, I would happily devour the entire giant slice while wishing I could have another one.
I don’t really have much to say about limes or key lime pie really. If you’ve not tried it, you should, unless you’re allergic to limes which makes me super sad. The sheer popularity of this dessert is in the fact that limes and cream are generally well accepted as being pleasing. When you put them together you have an amazing combination that makes for the ultimate dessert. Through the power of digital technology, we can make copies of this one to ensure that everyone at the party has there very own slice. Then we all get to be kids again!
You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Azo Orange, Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Green Pale, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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