10 Lessons Learned While Baking an Apple Pie with Beth Howard, Ms. American Pie
Beth Howard really doesn't see what all the fuss is about when people bake pies. To her, the process should be as simple as possible.
Heather Hoch Beth Howard loves her pie.
From the meditative quality of making a lattice crust on an apple pie to the alluring ability of baking for different guys in her college years, Howard sees a lot of benefit to making pies from scratch. Her demo, signing, reading, and pie tasting is tonight at Changing Hands Bookstore, and we got a sneak peek into Howard's straightforward pie process, and we have some quick tips for you before the event.
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Heather Hoch Beth Howard demonstrates that pie isn't a science.
From the length of time cooked to the amount of flour, water, or sugar used, Howard doesn't like exact measurements. She doesn't even like to use exact oven temperatures in recipes because it's so variable. Instead, Howard prefers feeling everything out as she goes to test when it's ready.