Category Archives: Pie

Thanksgiving – Prepare and Relax

Teaching students about baking and pastry isn’t all technique and ingredients. I also like to work on how to be more efficient and less crazy in the kitchen. This means, do what the professionals do and work ahead. When I … Continue reading

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Kneading Conference 2013

It’s pretty inspiring to have a chance to be with a vibrant group of bakers (both professional and home), grain millers and grain growers for three days. We’re all speaking the same language – albeit from a different perspective. This … Continue reading

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Brandied Apples with Ginger Streusel

A simple apple tart. A crisp ginger crust. A perfect dessert for the holidays and throughout the winter. Think of fruit desserts as mostly about the fruit and just a little about the seasoning (here cinnamon and ginger). The brandy … Continue reading

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Vanilla Roasted Rhubarb

Simply roasting rhubarb with a little sugar and vanilla bean brings out rhubarb’s intense flavor. Continue reading






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Savory Pies – Irish Butte Pasties

I’ve been a little amused lately with all of the chatter about pie being the new “it” food.  Pie shops are popping up everywhere.  My amusement comes from growing up around a lot of pie, both sweet and savory.  My … Continue reading

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