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Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want

Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want


Kate Mcdermott
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This was one of our selected Fall 2020 pre-order titles and we’re happy to say that it’s fully as strong as we expected it to be.

Author Kate McDermott will be teaching a 92Y Cooking Class, Intro to Making Pies, starting Monday, October 26. You can sign up here.

Something about pie making intimidates many home bakers. But Kate McDermott’s Pie Camp is the cure: a detailed, serious, yet fully accessible immersion in pie baking that will help you become not only a confident pie baker, but one who always enjoys the results of your efforts. And the acclaim of family and friends.

As you might expect, McDermott begins with dough, devoting more than 40 pages to technique and recipes, including a gluten-free dough, various types of press-in doughs, and tips for more than a dozen handsome decorative edges. And while dough may be what gives many bakers pause, McDermott also addresses all the essentials for making satisfying, flavorful fillings that don’t give your pies soggy bottoms, don’t stream across the plate as soon as they’re served, and allow you to choose between straight up traditional and vibrant modern flavors.

You can roll out a classic blackberry, vanilla cream, or key lime pie. Or you can try your hand at blueberry-plum crumb pie, red goose pie featuring red currants and gooseberries, or kumquat cream pie. Plus, tiny pies and tartlets and many other goodies. Each of them enticing.

Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.

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