How does a slice of pie sound? You may still get to enjoy a delicious pie on pi day (not to be confused with pie day), but the holiday is not about the sweet dessert. It’s about mathematics. Pi day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). The holiday is observed on March 14 which represents the value of pi, 3.14.
Don’t let the numbers scare you away from this fun holiday. We promise you, you will love it. You do not have to be good at math to enjoy this holiday’s perks. Let Manzanilla Sophia share with you more about pi day and why you should celebrate it.
What is Pi?
The number π (Pi) represents the ratio of a circle’s rim to its diameter, roughly to 3.14159. In simple words; a circle measures a little more than 3 times its width.
Now that you know what pi day is all about, let’s talk about how you can celebrate it. Here is the fun part. Manzanilla Sophia has gathered 8 delicious and fun ways for you to celebrate this holiday with your loved ones. Keep reading to find out more exciting activities for pi day.
What Is Pi Day And Why Do We Celebrate It
As you learned above pi day is a fun day for mathematicians to get silly and enjoy lots of pie. Whether that is pecan pie or pizza, we have a way for you to celebrate this holiday. As long as you make it round, you can celebrate with sweet chocolate pie, pizza or even a flat bread. Head to the next section to get all the details!
#1 - Pizza
Everyone’s favorite, Pizza. You can order one for delivery or you can select your favorite toppings and make your own. Use any kind of crust that you wish and your favorite toppings. Below is an easy recipe that you and your friends will love.
Quick Easy Pizza
Mix 2 1⁄2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon fast rise yeast. Next, mix 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon oil and add to the dry mix. Knead and let it rest in a covered greased bowl for 30 minutes. Punch the dough down and shape into a circle, add your favorite toppings and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Share with your friends or enjoy it all by yourself while watching your favorite tv show.
#2 - Chocolate Pie
This decadent dessert will have you looking forward to pi day each year. You can enjoy it vegan and gluten-free. For vegan choose almond or cashew items and for GF version use oat or almond flour and GF crackers. If you need a recipe check below!
Make-you-smile Chocolate Pie
Combine crumbled crackers, brown sugar, and flour in a bowl and mix well. Add melted butter and stir until it looks like a thick paste. Press the crumbs down the bottom and sides of a 9 x 1.5-inch pie pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes and set aside. Use your favorite brand of instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix to make the filling. Then bake according to instructions. Top off with whipped cream, shaved chocolate or fruits.
#3 - Carlota
Carlotta’s origins are from England but it is well-known in Mexico and other Latin American countries. This delicious lime pie will make your pi day your favorite holiday. You’ll only need a few ingredients and it takes no time to make it. Check the full recipe below.
Add ¾ cup lime juice (do not use bottled), 1 can of evaporated milk, and 1 can of condensed milk to a blender and blend until smooth. The lime will coagulate the milks and the paste will thicken a little. In a mold make layers of your blend and maria biscuits until you run out of mix. Cover and put inside the fridge overnight. Once firm, top off with lime zest, a thin slice of lime, and strawberries.
#4 - Apple Pie
An American classic. Who doesn’t think of grandma when the smell of apple pie hits the air? Celebrate pi day with a buttery slice of apple pie. Choose your favorite kind of apples, grab a roll of pie crust, and head to the kitchen. In just a few simple steps you can enjoy this delicious treat.
No fuss apple pie
Soak in vinegar, wash, and chop your apples in small chunks. In a cast iron, add some butter, a splash of water, and sugar. Let the ingredients melt for a few minutes then add the apple chunks. Toss and glaze with the sugar and butter until the apples are tender and the mix has thickened. Spread the pie crust onto your favorite pie-baking dish and fill with the apple mix. Top with the rest of the crust and bake.
#5 - Flatbread
The first cousin of pizza! flatbread is so delicious. A nice crunchy layer of dough with your favorite toppings. Do you want a cheesy one or something completely new? No matter what you are in the mood for, flatbread will not disappoint you. Grab some naan during your next grocery store trip so you can be ready for this easy flavor-loaded recipe.
Fig & Arugula Naan Bread
Brush your naan with a fig spread, add red onion slices, crumble some goat cheese, top with mozzarella cheese, and sprinkle some walnuts. Bake your bread for about 5 minutes until browned and remove it from the oven. Add your arugula and you can optionally drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Here at Manzanilla Sophia, we are drooling thinking about it. Try this delicious recipe and let us know how it goes for you.
So, how do you feel about pi day? We want to hear from you! Leave us your thoughts in the comment section. Share this blog with a friend to invite them to celebrate pi day with you. It’s an awesome way to celebrate mathematics and good pies. Don’t miss out on the fun. Spread the word around your friends and decide on which recipes you’ll try.
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