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And then we bake a pie

As if Square Root day was not enough, we celebrated Pi (π) day today. March 14 (i.e. 3.14)! I baked a blueberry pie because it was the easiest.

Blueberry Pie
Blueberry pie. With mysterious signs on it.

If the mathematician in you is particular about his numbers, celebrate Pi day on March 14 at 1:59 am. Because

π = 3.14159

(Please, lets not count seconds)

I respected the mathematician in me and this post will be published at 1:59 am.

Blueberry pie
Blueberry pie

It was the first time I was baking a pie and it was such a disaster. First, I took it out of the oven because it ‘looked’ okay. After cooling, I cut it, only to discover that it was not ready yet. How lame, it tasted too doughy. I put it back in the oven hoping to salvage some, but, you know, it ended up being mediocre. I still ate it because I am capable of eating any baked dessert! 🙂

Thanks Odzer for participating even when it was a crazy time in Chandigarh, and Jeruen be ready, spring break will be over soon!

March 16: Gopinath wrote a humorous post and even calculated his IQ. Sorry to say Gopinath, but you get a zero in that calculation!
March 16: Mavin, in a unique approach, started reading the book called ‘Life of Pi.’

With no promises of being saner,

Published inTechnology + General Geekiness


  1. Hi Priyank!
    What a Pi post… ;))
    Blogtrotter has Akbar’s capital city for you. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

    • Thanks Gill, I hope you had a great weekend too!

  2. Well, the pie may not have turned out okay, but the picture looks good!

    • Thanks Nita!! In retrospect, I think it wasn’t bad, maybe I expected too much… (But you know, looks can be deceiving!) 🙂

  3. Pi with a Pie 🙂 Looks good.

    • Solilo! Thanks! So, what did YOU do on the Pi day??

  4. Ohh, that pie looks pretty good. Hmm, wish I had an oven. Have tasted only apple pie till now.

    • Kevin, you must try more, you’ll like it. I’m going to experiment more now 🙂

    • Not that difficult Shivanand! I am learning too… 🙂

  5. @ Priyank : Now that I am back..The pie looks very nice. I am sure it would taste great as well. I am sure you would have recovered it. I am hoping that the crazy time has ended. I like blueberries by the way.

    • Ah, what more can a mere mortal ask for other than a nod of approval from the king of baking!

  6. have you heard of the man who loved to cook numbers from Hyderabad? he’s now in the cooler.

    • Last night I didn’t get it
      Today morning I chatted with you
      You said: ‘Its an Indian joke’
      I was like: wtf?
      You said: Satyam
      I said: Yeah, Indian joke afterall 🙂

  7. Ummm….it looks tempting!! Pls. share the receipe.

    • Ohhh Deepika, its long and complex! But there are millions of pie recipe’s online… hehehe

  8. devendra devendra

    nice pie!
    i wish I could have one!!

    • Yes you should, whats stopping you buddy??

  9. You remind me of Shylock. Yes, Spring Break is already over. I’ll be pie-hunting soon!

    • LOL @ shylock. I always found that character ridiculously funnny!! But lets get back to business, shall we? 🙂

      • It’s two weeks late, and it’s a failed mission, but check my blog regarding this tag.

        • Yay! You did it! I am proud of you… I can never do that meat pie… 🙂 Thanks LIW!

  10. Okay lol Priyank, I am going to leave the house for few minutes so I can laugh out loud, lol, I don’t want to wake up Matthew. You are something else, just too funny! Thanks for the laughs, and you know its get better with baking – my first cookie my brother ate and he had to take few days off school because he got sick, and now people don’t want to share my cookies, lol, with anyone else, just eat them like, an example is my mother. Anna 🙂

    • Hahaha, Anna you are funny! Thanks for reassuring me, I dream that some day there will be battles and skirmishes over my pie. 🙂

  11. …by the way I missed the Pi day, lol, but never to say happy belated Pi day! Anna 🙂

    • Oh thank you Anna, wish you the same, LOL

  12. Well continuing with the celebrations
    i celebrated circle day (pi is so related to the circle , isnt it? ) making nice wholesome idlis … and 4 dozen of them from start to finish.. and they turned out great .. which is no mean feat , which is why im still eating them and was impossible without my moms help and monitoring ..

    • Prax, making idli is my objective and some day I hope to get the necessary vessel and do it. Congrats!

      • Dont tell me
        u dont get idli stands in canada with so many indians there?

        Making idlis in cold countries should automatically confer upon one a chefs degree,and getting the batter right is like rocket science. i had to heat the oven 5 times over to make the batter rise in fft (my first attempt ever)… and my idlis and dosas there were a hit and certified better than the best indian resto which charged a bomb for real bad quality dosas but to tell u the truth my desi ones are better.

        • Oh we do get idli machines in Canada I’m sure, but I have no motivation to do the whole thing myself! It’s worse than making a roti from wheat flour! Its good that you’ve mastered the art, idliman!

          • no havent mastered it yet !

  13. i forgot to say Lagee raho…
    At first if u dont manage to pie , pi , pi again!

  14. Respecting the (lack of) mathematician in me, and respecting true blood mathematicians like you, I remained largely oblivious of all these square root and pie happenings!

    • 🙂 That’s fine, there’s always a next time! Cheers!

  15. Zhu Zhu

    The non-mathematician in me would just enjoy the pie 😆

    • Thanks Zhu, belated happy pi day!

  16. Oi, I want to know when your pie rises

    • It doesn’t rise 🙂 Unlike cake, there is no rising and the insides are often wet so we can’t poke a toothpick to check either!

  17. Haha, love your spirit! But I’m surprised you baked a round one. I was told pie are square. No? :O


    • Thanks Gauri! But Pies come in several shapes and I have only a round pan… hehehe! What I could have done is drawn a picture of the Pi symbol on top… I missed that…

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