First, we have the obligatory cat picture for those not interested in baking:
At the market the other day, I saw some huge peaches and just couldn't resist them. Since I don't like raw peaches, I decided to try out Smitten Kitchen's Bourbon Peach Hand Pies recipe. The only change I made to the recipe was to the filling, to which I added half the sugar.
When I was making the dough, it seemed way too dry, so I added some more liquid. This turned out to be a terrible idea since the dough ended up incredibly sticky and impossible to roll. I kept adding more and more flour to my hands, the counter, the rolling pin... and the "lightly floured" surface recommended in the recipe turned into a flour blizzard.
The first batch of dough I rolled out resulted in lumpy, slightly misshapen pies. Despite their appearance, though, they are perfectly flaky and crispy; the prettier pies have a more solid crust.