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Food: Has anyone tried the Harry and David Apple Pie Maker's Kit?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by JWBlue, May 14, 2012.

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  1. JWBlue

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    Thank you for the suggestion.

    I don't care for cooking. I have a rotation of simple to prepare meals I eat.

    I do like grilling.

    Eat out once every two weeks to mix things up.

    It looks like that pie is sold out. Decision is made for me.

    I am sure I can find a bakery that makes just as good an apple pie for the same cost.
     
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    lol

    Yes, I imagine there's one baker in the destitute OC who can beat a box.

    I'm working on an article about American barbecue (and grilling). It's a real kick.
     
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    Wife raved about the apple pies at a local agri-tourist farm until I saw the baker take frozen pies out of a box and put them in the oven. They were Mrs. Mrs. Smiths foodservice brand.

    I applaud those who make their own pie crust, it is truly a labor of love. The only home made pie crust I make is Pizza. If you can get high gluten flour and yeast, you are halfway there, it's very simple and likely better than you'll buy at your local pizza joint.
     
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    An apology in advance to Blue and the stay-on-point crowd:

    Hammie, do you ever use some corn meal in your pizza dough? Probably wouldn't fly in Joisey but it is a staple for us at home.
     
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    Ken, no, haven't tried that one yet. But I sprinkle corn meal on the pizza stone and peel to help the dough slide off. I can get Kyrol High Gluten Flour at a bulk food store, they repack it into 5-6 lb bags. Haven't tried the 25 lb. bag of Sam's club flour as I would end up wasting it but my brother uses it and said it's fine. I also find it best to grate a block of mozzarella rather than buy it pre-grated in a bag. One of these days I would like to get around to making my own mozzarella just for kicks.
     
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    King Arthur bread flour in the Zo works well, with a little whole wheat, or is a bread machine for pizza dough prep a sacrilege?

    I can't make a good pie crust half of the time. I think it depends on the weather. But unless you're using Red Delicious, you just have to be able to make better filling than what comes in a box.
     
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