I think I was inspired to make a key lime pie after playing the Sims with Christy. Yeah I think that's right. I wasn't going to find key limes in Japan though. I was prepared to substitute limes. I first checked for lime juice but no dice. I proceeded to look for limes and managed to find one small one. That was far from enough juice to put in my pie. I found some green citrus fruit that looked like a fair substitute for all the limes. It took me awhile to get around to making the pie. The fruit was starting to turn yellow so it was time to get it made before the flavor profile changed. What am I talking about? I didn't even taste the fruit when it was mostly green.
This was one of the easiest things I've made in the kitchen. The ingredients are simple, the assembly is simple, and the bake time is 20 minutes total. The pie was still a little warm after an hour of cooling so I accelerated its chill by sticking it in the freezer for another hour. At that point I couldn't stop from eating a slice or two.
Wow. The flavor was better than I expected. The bushukan and sudachi citrus I used created a great sweet and tart flavor in the pie. I've been feasting on pie since last night. I was generous to off load a couple of pieces in exchange for a dinner made for my parents and me. It was a good excuse to return the plates I had been holding onto. I think I ate about 3 pieces of pie today. I feel great satisfaction baking. Many people are genuinely impressed by the food I make. If they only knew how easy it is sometimes they might take the risk. Unfortunately most think trying something is too hard. Now I just need to have my sister teach me how to make a legitimate pie crust and I'll be on my way to ruling the bakery kingdom.