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 […]
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 […]
We are nigh on to Thanksgiving and the countdown begins. This year our tables will see fewer gathered around them. Those of you who have read Home Cooking with Kate McDermott will recall the story “The Tree House” and the Thanksgiving celebration that has been going on for well over 35 years with dearest friends […]
This is the 3rd in a series of Pie Camp stories…and recipes. HONEY PEACH BLACKBERRY COBBLER As you know there are so many many recipes and words that I submitted for Pie Camp, I could probably publish an ebook with just the ones we had to set aside. I know I could figure out how […]
Ricardo couldn’t afford the time to come to Pie Camp, but he couldn’t afford not to come either, and that day making pie, is one of the best and peak experience days of his life.
Pie Camp for Pi Day! As you know, I have been teaching Pie Camp for over eleven years. The many folks who have bellied up to my baking counter, over 4000 now, and the number of pies that have been made by pie campers at camps, not to mention all the ones they make when […]