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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Seminary Project

Brady's seminary teacher assigned each of the students to do a project about one of the Latter-day prophets. The project had to include a 45 minute presentation and a treat of the prophet's favorite treat. 

Brady teamed up with Kirsten and they chose to do their project on Joseph F. Smith. They put together a power point about the prophet. Brady spent many hours looking up information on Joseph F. Smith and during this time he came to love him. 

Thursday night March 24th, Kirsten came over and they made Joseph F. Smith's favorite dessert:
Custard Pie
Brady wanted to make each student in the class their own pie - in a cup cake pan. BIG JOB, as there are 34 people in his class.

I gathered the supplies and supervised them as they made custard pie:

I wish I would have taken more pictures, but I forgot to get the camera out until it was time for Kirsten to leave. It was fun watching Kirsten roll out the pie dough (home made of course) and Brady putting them in the pan and making cute edges.

I've never made custard pie before and one of the instructions is: Beat eggs and strain thru fine sieve into bowl of milk. That was an interesting thing. I didn't have a "fine sieve", but in speaking with my sister - she said to use a metal strainer - basically to get the white stringing things out of the egg. It worked but took a long time to strain. VERY INTERESTING.

Here is the recipe:
Joseph F. Smith's custard pie

1 unbaked pie crust
2 cups milk
4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
pinch salt
generous sprinkling of nutmeg
(no vanilla)

Put milk in bowl. Beat eggs and strain through fine sieve into bowl of milk. Add sugar, salt, and nutmeg. stir well and pour into pie shell. Bake 375 degrees about 25 minutes, until knife just barely comes out clean. Don't overcook or custard becomes watery. (Anchoring the supper menu at the Beehive House when Joseph F. Smith was prophet was bread and milk, with a slice of cheese. The House served this dinner to frequent guests, tourists, and dignitaries alike).

We had to eat one (empty spot in photo) just to see what it was like. It's real 'eggy". I think I would have liked it better with vanilla. 

My mother was here last week and she told us when she was a little girl - they made custard pie with the cracked eggs from their chickens that they couldn't sale. 

Brady and Kirstin's project was a success. To top of this wonderful assignment, Brady stood up in testimony meeting last Sunday and bore his testimony of Seminary and the Prophet Joseph F. Smith. I love watching him bear his testimony - it warms my soul. 

He is such a good kid with a strong testimony. Valiant!


Garden of Egan said...

That's a lot of work!
Looks like they were a hit.

Patty Ann said...

What a great idea!! I will have to give that example to our local seminary teacher! And we will definitely be trying the dessert. I was thinking how awesome of a family home evening this would be. Each week focusing on a differernt prophet and making their favorite desserts.


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