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Ask the Kitchen Shrink!

It’s time for summer entertaining and I just wanted to remind you that over the years the Kitchen Shrink has answered many of the questions you might encounter in planning and preparing your special menus–and the answers are all here on this site 24/7. Just select Kitchen Shrink in the…


Pie crust: When I am baking a single pie crust for filling, how can I keep it from shrinking?

Helen asked the Kitchen Shrink how she can keep a single pie crust from shrinking when it is baked without a filling. The first step in preventing pastry shrinkage is to make your pastry with very cold fat, very little water, and a gentle touch. You will find a lot…