Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

Nothing beats the feeling when you make a pie completely from scratch.  However, unless you are a professional baker, pastry can be intimidating.  I shied away for years, but now absolutely love baking pies. The Science of Flaky Pastry Inside the hot oven, the fat layered in the dough melts.  This creates a hole which is…

Classic Rhubarb Pie

It took a while to get this recipe right, hence the different pics of pie and its variations, like the rhubarb pie with a crumble topping. General Ratio: For every 1 cup rhubarb,you will need 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 Tablespoons flour or 3/4 teaspoon of cornflour/cornstarch. Roll out the crust (Homemade Flaky Pie…

Timeless Classic – Apple Pie

Apples used to be so expensive and hard to come by in the past.  However, nowadays getting 2 bags of apples from those guys selling in traffic while on your way home for a pie will not break the bank. Granted, pastry making can be quite intimidating but how else does one learn, if not…