Seriously Cool Tool

Last fall The Rachael Ray Show featured our lattice cutter on their show. I have to admit, I knew we had this tool, but I never really paid any attention to what it was. I've always made my 

own lattice pie tops by cutting strips and weaving them, just like my grandmother showed me. So, when the show aired, everyone in the office was standing around the TV set watching to see if she used the tool. You should have seen me when I watched her use it. I had no idea the tool was that cool! I actually squealed out loud! I couldn't believe how easy it was. At that moment, my boss turned to me shaking his head and said, "You had no idea, did you?!" Boy was I red! Check out the segment here, you'll see what I'm talking about.
 
Simple Steps to a Lattice Pie Top
 
  1. Roll out pie dough as you normally would. A trick is to invert your pie pan on the dough to be sure that it will be large enough.
     
  2. Lightly spray Baker's Joy on the lattice cutter.

    QUICK TIP: Start one inch from edge of rolled out pie dough so that the dough will not get stuck in the cutter. This inch will be the crimped pie edge.
     

  3. Place the lattice cutter one inch from the edge of the dough. Press firmly and roll to the end. Repeat as necessary.
     
  4. With the palms of your hands, gently separate the perforation marks. Stretch to desired width.
     
  5. Carefully lift pie dough and place on top of pie. Pinch edges with bottom crust.

     
  6. Bake according to recipe.
 
For more inspiration, visit our Tools of the Trade Pinterest Board.