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Brown Pie Pastry

post #1 of 12
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I know, I know - it's a strange request.  I'm looking for ideas on how to make my pie crust an actual brown colour.

 

When I say "brown", I don't mean cooked "a lovely golden brown"… I mean the pastry, raw, would be brown.

 

It's going to be a rich savoury pie (beef or bison).  I was thinking Worcestershire sauce perhaps.. as it goes well with pies.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

I will post the end result here.

post #2 of 12

You can toast your flour ,any kind of flour to the any shade of brown you desire in a low oven:peace:

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post #3 of 12
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That's an interesting idea, berndy!  Never heard of this... it won't have a bad effect on the puff pastry that it'll be turned into?

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older chefs will "cringe" Kitchen Bouquet :D

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older chefs will "cringe" Kitchen Bouquet :D


Oh yes!!!

post #6 of 12

black Jack or burnt sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate

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post #7 of 12
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Yeah, not really looking to add any chocolate/cocoa/overly sweet flavour.. Although it might work with the beer that'll go in the gravy.

Black Jack?

That's ok, Panini - it's a modern take. wink.gif
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I do not know how it would affect puff pastry . We used to use toasted flour in gravies to get a richer brown look in Germany, France , Italy and Switzerland  years ago when I was working there. It was also used  in the US Army.  

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Only the smart ones are doing it while they are still alive.

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Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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post #9 of 12

Yazzzub,

I have used toasted flour on many occasions. I, myself, don't think you will be able to get the color you want. If you get it really dark, the idea of puff actually frying the dough between layers might make an off product.

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You are most likely to young to know what black jack is or was.

 

It is a homemade form of gravy master

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Edit: Removed.
Edited by Yzzzub - 9/2/14 at 5:11pm
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Didn't turn out too bad.. this was just worstershire in the pastry mixture. For those who have no idea what it is; it's a meat pie disguised as the christmas pudding.
Edited by Yzzzub - 9/2/14 at 6:33am
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