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Healthy cooking tip…

“Pour a little vodka into your pie dough to make your crust extra flaky. Vodka is 60% water, 40% ethanol, so you can add more liquid to help you work with the dough since water toughens the dough. Most of the alcohol gets cooked off, so your pie won’t taste like vodka, but it will be so flaky and so tender you’ll cry (maybe die). If you’re feeling adventurous, try using other alcohols for specific kinds of pie, like brandy for pumpkin pie.”

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About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

9 Comments on Healthy cooking tip…

  1. Great tip!! Thank you for sharing this 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:

    I had to share this with you, Beautiful People, because I cook with wine and bake with rum, but wonderful Tamara gives you a professional explanation of the reason for it. Enjoy your food – cheers!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. A wonderful tip. Thx. Sorry, sometimes i get no “reblog”-Button, so i have to use “Press this”. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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