Adam@Home by Rob Harrell


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, about 3 years ago

    I hope that’s a cherry crumb pie, and not just an ordinary one.

    From: The New Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book
    By: Ruth Hutchinson
    Illustrated by: Tim Palmer
    Published by: HARPER & BROTHERS NEW YORK 1958
    Earlier edition published as: The Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book (1948)
    Library of Congress catalog card number 58-8873

    CHERRY CRUMB PIE (Credited to: Martha Twining)


    2 1/2 cups sour cherries
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light brown sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup water or cherry juice


    3/4 cup flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon

    Use half of recipe for Sweet Pastry, (see below…it is sweet) roll out bottom crust, and line 9-inch pie dish.
    Dredge with a little flour and sugar and dot with butter.
    Mix flour, sugar, and water or cherry juice to a smooth paste.
    Cook in saucepan over low heat until mixture thickens.
    Add balance of butter and cook a minute longer.
    Remove from heat, mix with cherries, cool, then pour into pie shell.
    For crumbs, mix flour, sugar, and salt, blend with butter, add spice (or substitute vanilla or lemon juice) and when mixture breaks into crumbs sprinkle thickly over cherries.
    Bake in 350° oven for 35-40 minutes.

    Notes from me:
    The vanilla and lemon juice as substitutes are within the recipe.
    Dredge: evenly sprinkle a light coating of flour and, this time, sugar too, over the pastry.

    SWEET DOUGH (same source) (Credited to: Mrs. Donald L. Helfferich)

    1 cup sifted flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup butter and lard, mixed
    1 egg

    Mix ingredients into dough, for into ball, and chill.
    Roll out lightly on floured board.
    Line pie dish with pastry and chill again.
    For pies with strips on top, reserve 1/3 of dough and add to it:

    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoons milk (whole)

    Mix again and roll out.
    Cut in strips and place on top of pie, all in one direction.
    These strips may not be crossed because they puff up.
    Use for fruit and berry pies.

    For those of you who want an apple pie, this is a link to one from the same source. It’s the first comment.

  2. Al

    Al GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So now he thinks he has four more hands as well. That should lead to some interesting eye-hand coordination tricks

  3. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, about 3 years ago

    I WANT the recipe for the DEMNWP! STAT! If I no longer have access to the coffee machine at work, at least I can have pie for breakfast!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    ‘By the way, Lara… I didn’t know you were triplets. And since when did we have two sets of triplets?’

  5. Jon Smyth

    Jon Smyth said, about 3 years ago

    That much caffeine can cause a heart attack.

  6. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a good thing he didn’t feed to his kids.

  7. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 3 years ago

    Wow, Adam must have a high caffeine tolerance if he just had the equivalent of 18-24 cups of coffee (depending if there were 6 or 8 slices in each pie). I can get buzzed from eating just 8 chocolate covered espresso beans (probably because that’s the only caffeine I ingest, and that only once or twice a month when I get sleepy at work)

  8. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    Nice shout out, Doc.

  9. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Gack. 600mg of caffeine? That will get the meter running.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    re: John smith

    There’s supposedly more than a gram of caffeine in some of the large-sized coffees out there. Time to shake like an aspen in a high wind.

  11. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    DWFNC is self generating. Is the pie? Adam will be in caffeine heaven.

  12. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    Congrats Doc Toon! What an awesome tribute!

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago

    Following the career of Doc’s Nuclear Coffee is always good for a smile or a giggle. There is no better compliment, Good on Ya, Doc! :-)

  14. Montana  Lady

    Montana Lady said, about 3 years ago

    WOO HOO!!!!! DWFNC is now “new and improved”!

    Congrats to Doc, and a big THANK YOU to Rob for continuing the fun!

  15. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 3 years ago

    You’ve been holding out on us – you have pie too?? Sounds awesome – I so want some.
    After drinking your coffee, Adam should know better than to eat the whole pie.
    Great comic for a Sunday morning.

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