There’s no better time to show off your pie baking prowess than during the holidays. Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned expert, these tips will help you elevate your desserts.
When you roll out your dough, put it between two sheets of lightly floured wax or parchment paper. For even rolling, move outward from the center and rotate your dough a small amount as you go.
Use Your Fingers
To flute your crust, press one finger into the rim of the crust against two fingers on the other side. This will make an even impression and show your guests that you know your crust when it comes to pie baking.
Prebake with Beans
Some pie baking recipes require you to prebake your crust. To prevent the dough from rising you can either dock the dough, poke holes in it with a fork, or you can put a piece of parchment over the crust and weigh it down with dried beans.
Make Friends with Mr. Freeze
Cold butter is the secret to a flaky pie crust. In your adventures in pie baking, remember to keep the dough cold. You may have to move it back and forth from the fridge to control the temperature, but it will be worth it for the flaky delicious crust.
If your pie has a top crust, don’t be afraid to get creative! This is one way you can add individuality and elevate your pie baking. Shape your crust into leaves, flowers, hearts, braids or weaves in order to add a personal touch to your dessert that’s sure to impress your guests.
In order to elevate your desserts with these pie baking tips and tricks, you need the best equipment possible. Sub-Zero and Wolf both have ovens that offer extreme precision that makes baking a pie a breeze. Stop by a Monark showroom to learn more about our products and how they can make your life easier!