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    I'm about to attempt my first pie baked from scratch. So...can someone help me with this blind baking thing? I think I get how to do the base, but do I have to blind bake the pastry going on top as well? How do I do that? TIA!

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    I've never blind baked the lid, and it's always turned out fine

    My blind baking method is just baking paper with some rice to weight it down. Not sure if that's normal, but it's always worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourTheBear View Post
    I've never blind baked the lid, and it's always turned out fine

    My blind baking method is just baking paper with some rice to weight it down. Not sure if that's normal, but it's always worked for me.
    That's all I do for the base except after 10 minutes I'll take the paper and rice out and bake it for another 10. No need to blind bake the lid because it doesn't have wet filling sitting in top of it and it gets lots of air to cook it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    That's all I do for the base except after 10 minutes I'll take the paper and rice out and bake it for another 10. No need to blind bake the lid because it doesn't have wet filling sitting in top of it and it gets lots of air to cook it.
    This is what I do

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlipsandpearls View Post
    This is what I do
    Oh my gosh did you just post in my little pie thread when you've only just had a baby????!!!! So honoured...

    Congratulations x

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    Yeah i blind bake with baking paper and rice. You can used rock salt or beans too.
    You dont need to blind bake the top.

    Some tips.
    Rest your pastry for an hour or so in the fridge
    make sure your pie filling is completely cold before putting it in the shell.
    make a small slit in the top of the pie before baking to let any steam escape.

    What type are you making?? I LOVE pie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    Oh my gosh did you just post in my little pie thread when you've only just had a baby????!!!! So honoured...

    Congratulations x
    I now have lots of spare time expressing
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by loislane2010 View Post
    Yeah i blind bake with baking paper and rice. You can used rock salt or beans too.
    You dont need to blind bake the top.

    Some tips.
    Rest your pastry for an hour or so in the fridge
    make sure your pie filling is completely cold before putting it in the shell.
    make a small slit in the top of the pie before baking to let any steam escape.

    What type are you making?? I LOVE pie
    Thanks so much for these hints. I'll use them for my next one. I made a chicken and veg pie and it was amazing!


 

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