I had the most incredible opportunity (thanks to my husband : )) to take a pie making class from Kate McDermott herself! I have to say, this was an amazing experience and I feel like I gained 30 years of knowledge in a 6 hour class… it was worth every penny. Kate is beyond brilliant at what she does, she has perfected the art of pie and pretty much knows everything about it, including all of the history ; ) She taught us how to be pie makers and not recipe followers, how to create the flakiest dough, how to determine when our dough is ready to form, how to roll the dough, how everything (including your hands) needs to be cold when making pie, how the water and even temperature outside will affect the outcome of the pie, how to create the most beautiful pies and that’s only the beginning. I could go on for days blurting out all of the information Kate passed on to her pie-seeking students. She also taught us how much pie relates to life and how to think about happy things while we’re rolling and baking. It’s really important to me to perfect my baking skills before I have children. I want my kids growing up thinking that their mom was the best baker, made the best pies, cakes and cookies. Baking is way more than just eating sugar, it’s passion and love and signifies special events and milestones in our lives. All of my future children will have the best homemade birthday cakes and artisan pies handcrafted with love… and wow, that was a long post! Anyway, thank you Kate for the wonderful class and for pouring your knowledge out to us. If you ever have the chance to take a class from her, I would highly recommend it, you won’t regret it!
Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm