June Is Bustin’ Out All Over! It’s here. And as the song from Carousel goes, June is bustin’ out all over! Yesterday was June 1 and right on queue the sky was northwest clear blue and the temperature got up to 78F. If you live in a warmer part of the country you may think, […]
Last night in an online book group, I was asked what is the simplest crust to make. This is a question I am often asked and without a doubt the one that I suggest is a press-in crust made with cookie-like things…you know, cookies, wafers, crisp biscuits, or graham crackers. Press-in crusts are quick and […]
Here’s another recipe and baking technique that we just weren’t able to find room for in the pages of Pie Camp. Diane came to Pie Camp in early 2016 and soon after began writing a pie-seeking travel blog called People, Places and Pies. In one entry, she writes of baking pies on the grill, which […]
HOW TO BAKE AN OUTDOOR CAMPFIRE PIE In our day, baking a pie in a wood-burning cookstove is something very few will experience. In addition to having access to a working cookstove, it takes time, skill, wood sized for the firebox, plus the patience to heat that baby up, and keep it at temperature. Oh […]
This is the 7th in a series of Pie Camp Stories. MARGARET AND DAVID: A COURTSHIP WITH PIEBefore meeting, pie had a strong place in the lives of both Margaret and David. Margaret’s midwestern childhood was full of the blueberry pies her great-grandmother made, and David’s Pacific Northwest memories included the apple pies made by […]
Join me for 2 St Patrick’s Day Virtual Baking Classes, one sweet and one savory!
Is a quiche a pie or a tart? By the strictest definition, a pie with only a bottom crust is a tart. Janet Clarkson writes in her book, Pie: A Global History, of the lively debate in the 1920s in which “the Oxford English Dictionary, the erudite nineteenth century readers of The Times, and the […]
Right now our friends in Texas need us. They are part of our family. The big human family that includes all of us. You. Me. The neighbor next door, the family across the street and up the block, the one the next town over, that girl in the hospital, that man waiting to cross the […]
Make meringue from bean-water? I let the idea roll around in my mind until I was making a quick hummus for lunch, saved the liquid from the canned garbanzos, took a deep breath, and made a meringue from it. I was amazed to find the results to be very similar to Basic Meringue, not tasting […]
UPDATE: The one spot that was available has been claimed. This is just a quick post to let you know that one spot has opened up for the March 5-7, 2021, 3-Day Virtual Pie Camp. Here’s the link to register.