This summer, I had the privilege of joining several wonderful ladies for an afternoon of cooking and learning the art of the perfect pie crust!
Now, if you're anything like me, you've got your pie filling down. There isn't anyone that can light a match next to what you've got cooked up, inside the pie, but the crust.....well, you'll leave that to Mrs. Smith's or Betty Crocker. #truestory
See, until now, I've never really felt like I had a tight enough grip on a really great-tasting pie crust to even dare make one from scratch to go with my pecan pies, sweet potato pie or my sweet bean pie. I just let the store-brands do the talking for me. You know what I'm saying...
Well, I went to this class for my birthday & without me ever even telling the other ladies there, they just immediately kept saying, "Alright, you do this. YOU need to practice rolling out the dough", etc, etc.
It was just the practice that I needed and they were a lot of fun too.
It's hard not to turn the tables over with people that are so kind and generous. In reality, these ladies really were as sweet as the pies that we were making.
By the time that we were done, we had each had a turn practicing our crust, for full crust pies.
Our pinch, to get that perfect little edge.
Making little hand-held pies filled with some of the sweetest and freshest ingredients.
I swear, even after all of the years of experience that I have in the kitchen, I am always open to learn something new!