A Perspective on Dough
I read these words today…
“Whenever your perspective on something creates emotional pain, it’s always because your perspective is still so narrow that you’ve yet to see all the good it will make possible. Because it will.”
When I read this, the first thing I thought of was how to apply these words to pie making and the teaching that I do. Every pie maker has days when things fall apart, both at the baking counter, and in life, too. Yes? But let’s not let that stop us from enjoying the process and continuing on. How about shifting our perspective from a dough that is falling apart, to doughs that are creative, and doughs that we know how to fix?
If we get stopped at the roll out, let’s find ways to move on towards the bigger picture which is Pie! Pie is the goal and let’s try to keep our minds on that thought and not all the fractured pieces.
If dough falls apart in the roll out, use a tiny bit of water to “glue” the pieces back together, place on top of the pie, and bake as usual.
Here’s a “cover pie” that was made using this technique by one of my students.
Anything is possible!