Where did everyone go? Perhaps my obsessive tea party rants have scared you away? Please come back! I come bearing cupcakes. Hmmm, maybe I should start blogging about politics. That sound better? But really mes amis, what could be better than pie? And not just any pie...mini pies! The perfect size for tea parties. But I need your help. This is a family business and ya'll are my family whether you like it or not. So besides pumpkin pie in the fall and apple pie a la mode during the winter, I'm not much of a pie girl. Gasp, I know. But its just never been my thing. It could be that it was never part of my childhood or that I never had a life altering pie tasting experience. Have you? If so, please do share! Because I am knee deep in chapter two of this biz planning, and its all about developing menus. I went on a hunt for competitors and found Pie House. They have blueberry pies, cherry pies, banana cream pies (my specialty as you well know) and that's just the tip of the iceberg. And while they are all good enough to drool over, its nothing awe inspiring. So what's a gal to do. I need creative out of the box ideas! I'm thinking caramel apple crumble or even smores peanut butter for the kiddies. And don't get me started on pies a la Francais!
What I did love about Pie House is their mantra on fresh and healthy ingredients. Who knew people took their baking so seriously! But its definitely a nice concept, and something I'm always conscious about, but know nothing of. I should take some vegan baking courses. What do you think?
At Pie House We:
Whipping CreamJust say no to plant-based whipped "cream" that's too sweet and that leaves an ugly tang in your mouth long after you're done eating. Cream comes from a cow. Period.
FruitWe peel and slice our fruits fresh. Who wants to eat something that's been bathing in a can of preservatives and sugar for months or even years? No one, that's who.
VanillaWe make our own vanilla extract for flavoring our puddings and creams! We soak real vanilla beans in alcohol for months and wait patiently for it to achieve that ever-so-distinct flavor of non-artificial vanilla.ChocolateOur dark chocolate has 72% cocoa content and is imported from France. Our white chocolate is imported from Belgium.