November 4, 2013
I have to start Cake in the City’s blog with a bit of transparency… we are not a family of bloggers or social media enthusiasts. So for a while I pondered about possible blog topics, and although I don’t have a long list of things to talk (or blog) about, I’ve found a place to start by revealing something about myself! Yay!
Out of the MANY desserts we bake daily one of the things I can’t keep my paws off is the sweet potato pie, it is my absolute favorite! Prior to opening the bakery I researched recipes and collected them from family members not realizing the BEST sweet pie lived in the heart of my mother!! You see, when I find something I like, I stick to it. So for years, per my request, my mother baked an apple pie for my birthday, and I was fine with that until she baked a sweet potato pie!
When baking a pie, she is so particular. There is only one store in Orlando where she will purchase the sweet potatoes, every ingredient is measured exactly, and there is a certain order and time frame that the ingredients are mixed together. Although we’ve tried to replicate her sweet potato pie the taste and texture is never the same. She must bake them, ALL of them!
So, from one sweet potato pie lover to another, this is a pie you don’t want to miss out on this holiday season!
Baking Tip: Always use quality ingredients, it definitely makes a difference!