10 top tools for pie making
1. Le Creuset Stoneware Pie Dish – 26cm
To make a chicken and mushroom pie like your Granny used to, you’ll need a great big pie dish. Invite the family around and serve with creamy mashed potato.
2. Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Pie Dish – 13cm
For a little more pie finesse and to make each of your guests feel that extra bit special, bake small but gutsy pies in these little guys. Dishwasher safe and available in cherry, kiwi and flame. Nice.
3. Chef’n Kitchzen Silicon Pastry Brush
For gloriously golden pies, you’ll need to brush your pastry with egg wash or milk. A basting brush works a treat.
If you’re partial to a Cornish pasty, it’s worth investing in the original silicone baking mat. Non-stick, reusable and easy to care for, the Silpat is waiting to be one of your best friends in the kitchen.
6. Kaiser Inspire Springform
Keen on filo pastry? Line a Springform pan with sheets of the stuff, fill with ricotta and spinach and you’ve got a pie fit for the Queen. Designed to provide gentle heat distribution and deliver even browning – this is bakeware generally found in professional kitchens.
7. Kitchen Craft Blackbird Pie Funnel
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
This blackbird will allow steam to escape whilst the pie bakes so that your crusts are crisp and you steer well clear of soggy pastry. Fly little birdie.
8. Joseph Joseph Rolling Pin
To get your pastry to your desired thickness, the truth is that a rolling pin works far better than a bottle of vino. This adjustable rolling pin takes out the guess work with three removable discs which raise the rolling pin to the thickness required.
9. Kitchen Craft Home Made Pie Crust Cutters
To add that professional touch to your homemade pies, these spring loaded pie cutters release delicate, finely embossed shapes. They’re a hit with little people in the kitchen too (watch a video of the Minichefs in action making chicken and mushroom pies).
10. Cuisipro Pastry Blender
If pastry and pies are your thing, you may want to invest in a Cuisipro Pastry Blender. No more sticky fingers, the process of blending butter and shortening into dry ingredients is as easy as…
Inspired to make pies this weekend?