When we were studying pies in pastry school, so many of us said, “This is not how my grandmother does it.” Our Chef told us one of the problems of being a baker is always trying to compete with childhood memories. So even after two years of pastry school, my favourite pie crust recipe comes from grandma, written on the back of a cigarette package!
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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away (for my American friends, I am not way ahead of myself, we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving the second Monday of October)! Where has the fall gone? While some people think about Turkey first, I am a baker, so the first thing I think about in regard to Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie! Everyone needs a pumpkin pie recipe in their baking arsenal. I have been using the recipe for years and getting raves, even a request for a birthday pumpkin pie instead of cake from one family member