so cute, you NEEDED to bake...love the pic~prayers all is well...
Monique, I love L's new spring marbles. I can imagine all the fun he'll have with them. Lots of things an imaginative little boy (or Nana) can do with them. It's also very nostalgic for those of us a certain age.
Great idea. Never thought to use marbles.
I find them so photogenic too! That is a great idea. They didn't crack in the heat?
How clever!!! I never would have thought of that. Your blog is gorgeous!!! The food is amazing and the pics are fantastic!!! I look forward to seeing them everyday!!! Have a wonderful day!!!XOXOCathy
Excellent idea!I usually use dried beans...but we have lots of marbles here...including the ones I have lost!LOL...I must try this!L~xo
I have just come across your lovely blog and enjoyed my visit thank you.What a great idea for pie weights - I have used some beans which I store in a tupperware for such a long time and need to replace them.Your photos are lovely.HugsCarolyn
I never heard of pie weights. What is the purpose? I love thos marbles. I would have a ball photographing them.
Very clever, Monique. Sometimes I skip the weights and then get big bubbles in the crust or the side collapses. I must have some marbles around here someplace.
They sure make for a pretty picture! I too thought they would crack like Susan said. I think we made a craft when I was young where we heated marbles and then dumped them in a sink of water and they cracked all over. Be careful...just in case.
smart idea... I will think of that next time, when I need to bake blind. Greatings A.
Thanks for your nice thoughts..The wee one is fine:)Oh I remember baking marbles at high temps when I was young ..I loved the crackled look:) I played marbles so much when little!No.. I blind bake at ap 400..w/ foil and no harm done..I pour the marbles off the foil into the recipient when cooled..and all is well.Hope the same goes for any of you rying~I bought Lulu brand new marbles today..Sadly..they are all the same color?!What happened to the fancy kaleidescope marbles of my youth!?I will be on a mission now..I'll never go back to pie weights..These are like "Viewmaster" fun in the kitchen.A.. the purpose of pie weights is to pre-bake a crust so it retains it's shape and doesn't get soggy..I was using puff pastry and making quiche..the idea of an egg/cheese/ cream/herb mixture on raw dough.. didn't appeal to me..this way the sides stayed perky and the bottom was drier..You just pre-bake..this method helps the dough keep a nice form.. when partially baked.. you add your liquidish mixture and bake..And all falls right into the "pretty rule:) "..Again thanks for the concern...
I haven't seen marbles in years! Now I will have to look for them for ME..Declan would think they were food! :)Glad all is well..