Ep 63: Of Pies and Pearls

February 12, 2018

It's week two of Preheated's Second Annual Pie School, but before Stefin and Andrea call the roll, they're talking sweet treats for Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras. Stefin's recommending a Nutella-stuffed chocolate chipper (though not a Nutella-inspired grocery store riot) for the chocolate lovers in your life. Meantime, Andrea is fulfilling her Year of the Shortbread by making not one but two variations on London Fog Shortbread from Episode 61 -- a lemon version for Mardi Gras and a chocolate heart for her valentines -- and is trying out a mini loaf of King Arthur's Whole Grain Banana Bread. Up next the duo review the Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust and decide that the incredibly delicious payoff is worth the challenge. (Tip: Read the recipe. Then read it again. Then rewrite it. Then begin.) Finally, Andrea and Stefin chat about Seattle "pie artist" Lauren Ko, recently featured in both The Seattle Times and the UK's Waitrose Weekend, before sharing their own somewhat simpler techniques for decorating homemade pies. (Family jewels not required.)

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!

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