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Pie Crust Workshop

Posted by 81b202da tiny Brooklyn Brainery on jun 14, 2010 under Blog Post

We're teaming up with with Lauren Cucinotta from the awesome Pie in the Park project to host a workshop that will conquer all your crust making fears.

On Monday, June 21st at 7:30pm, let four pro crust makers show you how to get that perfect crust, with plenty of pie tasting along the way. All levels of pie bakers welcomed with open, flour-y arms!

No advance registration necessary - just come on over to The Gowanus Studio Space, located at 166 7th Street in Brooklyn (take the F, G, R, or M to 4th Ave/9th Street). $15 gets you in, gets you a slice of pie, and helps support Pie in the Park and the Brainery.

To sweeten the deal even more, anyone that comes to the crust class and pledges at least $30 to the Pie in the Park Kickstarter project gets a handmade pie by Lauren (weekend pick-up/delivery only.)

If you'd like to make sure we have a spot for you, feel free to pre-register now so you can just show up and pop in!

How it'll roll:

*Let Minnesota native Anna Muessig walk you through her infamous Vodka Pie Crust recipe. Oh, yes, there's real vodka in there people, and that's what makes her crusts sooo delicious. 21+!

*Alex Arnold knows nothing if he doesn't know a good top crust - that includes lattices and designs - and he's gonna show you how it's done. He got his training spending an entire summer after graduating college in the kitchen with his mom and cooking for hundreds at the esteemed Pyle Inn co-op at Oberlin College. He also has a food blog where he shows off his cooking skills wearing nothing but a nice, tight apron. Hot.

*As the crust-loving founder of Pie in the Park, the event and now Kickstarter project, Lauren Cucinotta inherited her crust-love from her Italian great-grandmother Lucy, who came to America with nothing but a pizelle iron, a realllllyyy sharp knife and a rolling pin, which Lauren now uses. Her kitchen is filled with vintage pie accessories and pie cookbooks, and she'll be giving you a run down of the tools every baker needs, as well as showing off her recipe for a Rustic Cornmeal Crust.

*Alison Kave makes such heavenly confections as Spicy Hot Chocolate Pie and Root Beer Cream Pie, both of which are first prize pies. Literally. This pientrepreneur started First Prize Pies after getting a blue ribbon for an especially delicious bourbon and ginger pecan creation. She specializes in unique pie crusts with ingredients like Nilla wafers, salty pretzels, gingersnaps and more and she'll be showing you just how she does it.

Featuring pies from our amazing presenters and Four and Twenty Blackbirds.

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