“Pocahantas” DECORATION FOR PIE DOUGH
It’s fun to make a braid of dough but then you will ask me how to do it.
It’s easy to do – I’ll show you how – to make sure you get a ‘wow effect’.
Take the dough recipe from my book. When the dough is spread out well, cut it into 2 to 3cm long strips with a knife. Here’s a tip: the smaller the strips are, the better they will stick to the pie and the strips also need to be cold so as not to break up during the next step.
Make a braid with three strips, just like braiding hair.
In a bowl, mix the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of water, then spread it around the edge of the pie mould to act as ‘glue’. Stick your braid around the edge of your mould and then spread the egg yolk on top with a brush or “paper towel” – I mean absorbent magic paper – to make the braid shiny too.
Don’t change anything else in the recipe regarding baking.