Stefin and Andrea are back with their Second Annual Pie School! But before they take a deep dive under the top crust, Andrea updates Stefin on the "nourishing nibbles" she made using new-to-her maca. Did this "pleasant-tasting" powder delight this root-veg loving host? In other nutritional news, Stefin celebrates after losing a pound -- of wheat germ that is! Next up is the first pie of the month: Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust. Will this unusual flavor combination prove delicious or just a delicious experiment? Turning to that pie essential, crust, both hosts share the recipes they're currently loving, and chat about variations, the options for blind baking (pie beans, pie weights or ... sugar?), and a reminder that pie doesn't have to be square (or perfect) to be a success. Finally, in the Language Lab, Andrea defines "short crust" while Stefin reads from a charming essay on (what else?) leaf-lard pastry.
Bake along with Stefin and Andrea in their baking Facebook group, Preheated. You can find links to recipes on their baking website www.preheatedpodcast.com, as well as on their Pinterest page. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter and Instagram, using handle preheatedpod. Join the fun!