And we made it to the weekend – Happy Friday! This weekend is one where I take some time for myself and get some much needed rest and relaxation. Hopefully doing so will help me feel better these days so I can get my cooking and baking mojo back in full swing! What are your weekend plans? Anything deliciously exciting?!
This week I asked readers to share their favorite pie flavors and a few popular choices were apple and pumpkin. Sounds like many will have their fill this holiday season with all the great pie options to indulge in! For me, it’s hard to choose just one but a definite favorite of mine is key lime pie. There’s something about the tartness that gets me every time!
So with pie on the brain, I’d love to help a reader have some memorable pie this year with this week’s giveaway – a beautiful 9 inch pie plate and a great pie cookbook filled with 300 tried and true pie recipes!
Oven to table design
Microwave, freezer, oven and dishwasher safe.
No, that number’s not a typo: here are 300 recipes for sweet pies, with fillings ranging from fruits to nuts, ice cream to custard. Haedrich, a cooking teacher and cookbook author (Apple Pie Perfect, etc.), shares an astonishing quantity of recipes, advice, pie history and musings on issues such as the butter vs. lard debate and his passion for sour cherries. His zeal and solid expertise make this book a worthy addition to the baker’s bookshelf. There are 57 pages of information on pie crusts alone, but Haedrich’s tone is clear and encouraging, as he addresses pie pans, rolling pins, pastry edges and more. The recipes range from All-Rhubarb Pie to more exotic offerings such as Watermelon Rind Pie and Carrot Custard Pie (Haedrich also includes 25 recipes for apple pie). Pie snobs, take note: each crust recipe gives instructions for making the pastry by hand, with an electric mixer or in a food processor. Similarly, Haedrich assures readers it’s all right to use frozen fruit. Intrepid pie makers will be pleased with the recommendations throughout for other cookbooks and magazines, and the list of resources includes useful information on baker’s catalogues, fruit farms and nut growers. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. – From Publisher’s Weekly
November 12, 2009 5:56 PM
Congratulations to Michelle! Please email me at [email protected] so I can have your new pie pan and pie cookbook sent to you!
Thanks again to all those that commented and stay tuned to the next Foodie Freebie announcement on Monday, November 16, 2009! Don’t feel discouraged if you haven’t won yet – I have a whole year’s worth of freebies ahead and next week is one that you won’t want to miss!