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The Ultimate Pie Making Essentials

Pies are a universal dessert that can be eaten all year round, whether it is a hot apple pie to warm you on a winters night or a sweet lemon meringue pie to complement the BBQ party, the one thing both have in common is the creating. We have comprised this blog to help you get ready to bake the nights away, creating your favourite concocted pies with minimal effort and equipment. This is the beginners guide for buying the best equipment for your first show-stopping pie.

1) Scales

This sleek yet simple kitchen scale is ultimately a steal when it comes to the price and the durability of it. Unlike others, it has a robust stainless steel design which has a detachable bowl too.  It's 2-year warranty ensures you can have confidence in its ability to fulfil your baking aspirations. Batteries and the weighing bowl are included, so you will be ready to go once you receive your Etekcity Scales.

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2) Mixing Bowl or Food Processor

Pastries are made by using a rubbing in method, so you are unlikely to need or use a stand mixer for this one. You can either use your fingertips in wide mixing bowl, like the one pictured or if you wish not to get your hands as messy, we recommend using a food processor and just pulsing the contents.

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3) Rolling Pin

Most people have a rolling pin shoved down the back of their hectic baking cupboard, but if you don't, or if yours is looking worse for wear, we recommend this high-quality rolling pin. Most rolling pins have handles or nubbins on the ends of the rolling pins, whilst baking pastry it is often more helpful if the rolling pin is plain to help maintain even thickness.

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4) Dough Scrapper

The dough scraper is a fantastic addition to your baking inventory, not only does it help with the cleaning up of the dough on your kitchen sides, but it also is very useful in partitioning the dough into more useful sizes. The Amazon basics product does the job perfectly.  

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5) Pie Pan

We think this pie pan is pretty impressive, unlike many traditional pie pans, this one has more of a similarity to cake tin