Preventing soggy pie crust – On moisture migration

Water can be a food’s best friend but also worst enemy. Water keeps cake moist, strawberries juicy and ice cream solid. But water can also make a cookie soggy and lack of water can make an apple hard and chewy. It can also make a pie crust soggy, especially if …

Eggless pie crust + simple Kitchenaid trick for pie crusts

Once I learned how to make a good short crust pie crust (the type that’s flaky and crunchy and makes perfect quiches, beef pies, chicken & leek pies) I got hooked on the pie crust recipe that I found worked best for me. But then, the other day, we ran out of …

Pie Cookie Crust – The Basics

There are a lot of different pie crusts, too many to count or mention here. One very interesting type is the cookie crust, yes, that’s right, a cookie crust. It’s a pie crust that’s made with cookies. It’s used quite regularly in cheesecakes, and is a favorite in Oreo style …

Making pies with short crust pastry

After my first real failure at making short crust pastry, I made more than 4 pies with short crust pastry within a week. Yes, I was in the short crust pastry mood and managed to find a recipe that worked pretty good for me! As a result I made a …

Preventing a failed short crust pastry pie crust – American vs. European flour

By now I’ve managed to make perfectly crunchy, airy short crust pastry pie crust, ideal for making both savory as well as sweet (chocolate) pies. However, before I found a good recipe I’ve had quite a bit of failures, especially when following recipes made by bloggers from the US. Sometimes they …