November’s Hamptons Lane box features a great theme to kick of the holidays — “Tarts & Pies”!
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Let’s see what’s in the November 2015 Hamptons Lane “Tarts & Pies” box!
The big blue box!
A look inside the big blue box. Tart-y!
The box featured a nice full-color information booklet filled with recipes, product information, and tips for making perfect pies and tarts.
Fat Daddio’s Rectangular Tart & Quiche Pan – You can’t make a fancy tart without an equally fancy tart pan! This one’s made with heavy duty anodized aluminum, has pretty scalloped edges, and features a removable bottom for easy release. It measures an impressive 13 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 1″ to hold plenty of tart-y goodness.
Cloister Cinnamon Whipped Honey – I’ve never had whipped honey before, so I’m looking forward to trying this. It’s made with just two ingredients — raw honey and Korinje cinnamon. The info booklet suggests enjoying it on biscuits, carrots, fruit, oatmeal, or in honey pie.
Fox Run Double-Sided Pastry Wheel & Cutter – I’m not much of a baker — so I’ve never even tried to make a pie from scratch — but if I ever attempt to, this handy wheel/cutter will help make it look legit. It features stainless steel blades for both cutting and crimping.
Fox Run Ceramic Pie Weights – I had no idea what pie weights were until I received this box. Turns out they’re small ceramic balls that help pie crusts from shrinking or blistering during baking. Just lay a piece of parchment paper on the crust, add the weights, and cook as usual. The weights help by providing even heat and weight distributions, resulting in a perfectly baked crust.
Hamptons Lane Set of Four Decorative Leaf Presses – These colorful plunger leaf presses make it simple to add a festive finishing touch to your pies. Just roll out your dough, push the press into it, and affix the leaves to your pie. Easy!
Terre Botanicals Sweet Orange Sugar – A fine sugar blend made with organic cane sugar and orange botanicals & essence. The info card suggests baking it into your pies, sprinkling it on tarts, or even using it to sweeten hot tea. Yum!
RawSpiceBar Spices – Also included were two spice blends from RawSpiceBar — Chicken Pie Spices and Pumpkin Pie Spice. The info booklet featured recipes for pumpkin pie, spiral veggie pie, and chicken & squash pot pie which utilize these blends.
Hamptons Lane did an awesome job curating a fun, inspiring box for the upcoming baking season. I’ve never made a tart or pie in my life but this box totally makes me want to give it a whirl. I didn’t do a cost breakdown, since I wasn’t sure of the values for everything, but I’d say it’s certainly worth the monthly subscription price. 🙂
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