“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness” ~Jane Austen
Since opening our licensed kitchen, creating wonderful heirloom foods, I have made a LOT of pies. I was efficient before, but boy, let me tell you, when running a “made-to-order” bakery that gives each customer the freshest and most delicious product possible, you learn to be even better. Yes, there is always room in our heads to learn more. My customers often comment on how hard making pies is for them, or time consuming…or both. I’m very glad I can make pies for them. 🙂 I love it and feel blessed to be able to do “work” that is a passion.
Not only do I sell baked goods, but I have also spent years teaching people heritage cooking and baking.
Practice does help, but so does the simple fact…knowing it isn’t that hard.
If I could inspire novice pie makers, I would somehow help them to see that they are “creating” and engaging with the natural world by transforming flour and butter into pastry to hold something as beautiful as an apple or peach. They are “knowing” their food. They are serving their creation to others for enjoyment and nurturing. Pretty cool.
Recently, to dispell myths about how difficult pie making can be, I made two videos and put them on YouTube. Mind you, they are unusual to say the least.
My point was…HAVE FUN IN YOUR KITCHEN! While showing some basic techniques.
Click the Links below to open the videos on YouTube: