One thing led to another, and somehow my plans for a TARDIS cake evolved into a TARDIS-inspired buttermilk pie. It seemed the most fitting Doctor Who tribute I could manage, given the pie-loving proclivities of my favorite Who watching partner.
Now, for some background: First, if you don’t watch Doctor Who, you should probably start. It’s on Netflix. You’re welcome. Second, the Doctor travels around in a time machine that is also a space ship called the TARDIS. It stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space, and it‘s really massive on the inside, but, outside, it looks like a blue police call box. Because, why not?
So, how does one make a TARDIS pie? Well, good question. We are not entirely sure, but here is what we did.
Step one. Start with blue pie crust. Apparently, blue is our favorite food coloring option, because in order to create this blue dough, I had to use the last few drops of three separate blue food coloring bottles.
Step two. Cut out some TARDIS windows, and maybe a little light for the top of your TARDIS.
Step Three. Bake. Text your friend, Oren, about how delicious your buttermilk pie smells in the oven.
Step four. Add whatever flourishes you see fit. We added a little “Police Public Call Box” sign and the “Free for Public Use” placard on the doors. Plus some stars, because why not?
Step five. Serve to four hungry friends who’ve been waiting to eat this pie for several hours on a Saturday afternoon.
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