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Pie Shop Tip #1– No More Hand Mixing

by Karen on November 20th, 2015


gluten free pumpkin pie

gluten free pumpkin pie

Many of you know that I worked a Seattle area pie shop and also operated my own farmers market booth.  With all that baking I learned a lot and the long lines at our booth was all the proof I needed to know we were doing things right. Here are some tips to help you with your pie baking…..

No More Hand Mixing

If you own a heavy-duty stand mixer use it for your pie crust.

  1. place all dry ingredients into the mixing bowl, turn on mixer for a minute
  2. turn mixer off, drop COLD fat by the tablespoon evenly over flour mixture then run the mixer on low until fat pieces are the size of peas
  3. with the mixer running, add a COLD stream of liquid (for DF GF it’s water for a regular GF crust it’s eggs and vinegar) stop the mixer when you have a soft, well combined dough
  4. if dough makes a wet, smacking sound add a few more tablespoons of flour and mix for a soft dough


More tips to follow in the days to come….

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Thank you and stay warm!


From → Holiday, Sweets

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