Becky Lane, aka Becky the Bakester, gave us a lesson in pie crust-making and shared her secret ingredient: vodka.
Use a half water, half vodka mixture instead of just water, she said. The vodka dries out faster than water in the oven, making for a flakier crust.
Lane is best known for her gourmet marshmallows in flavors like red velvet, hazelnut and cake batter, but she also sells pies — and the time is now to start ordering for Thanksgiving. This is the first year she’s offering pumpkin pie, and she spent weeks perfecting the recipe. [continue reading]