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Pork Pie, Hot Water Crust, English Pork Pie

English Pork Pie Recipe

This recipe goes to prove that you can wrap anything in a pastry crust and call it good.  My husband is from the UK – he’s an expat who desperately misses the food and dishes of his youth.  You can get a lot of the standard stuff here in the US, and there are even...

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Silicon pastry brushes

5 Baking Supplies I Can’t Live Without

When I first started baking in earnest, I would get frequently frustrated because I kept having to improvise as I didn’t have critical supplies in my kitchen. I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets and baking supplies and I have an entire cabinet filled with baking things – I might have a bit of an...

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hot water crust, dough, pastry

Hot Water Pastry Dough

Hot water crust is pretty yummy.  It’s flaky, crisp and crunchy while at the same time, it’s crumbly and somewhat flaky.  It’s a bit more dense than the usual tender and soft pie doughs.  This dough is typically used to make dough for recipes requiring a sturdy crust – like savory meat pies, chicken pot pie...

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