Emily and Melissa Elsen, co-owners of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie shop in Brooklyn, know a few things about pies. Their shop has been named one of the Best Pie Shops in America, and they’ve been featured in everything from Forbes to Travel + Leisure.
Their appealing pies have made them famous, with special flavors like salted caramel apple pie made with New York-grown apples. They have earned a wide following and dozens of accolades, so their baking prowess is without question.
The Strategist recently asked the Elsens what are the essential tools a pie baker should have in his/her arsenal. Here is their list of the top tools they use in their pie-making:
- OXO Good Grips Hand Pastry Blender
- Aluminum Scoops
- Ateco French Rolling Pin
- Pyrex Glass 9-inch Pie Plate
- Angostura Bitters
- Tablecraft Dough Scraper
- Waring Immersion Blender
- Westmark Cherry Pitter
- Apple Peeler with Vacuum Base
- Ceramic Pie Weights
- Machinist Apron
- Swissmar Silicone Brush
- Tableware 8-Quart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl
You can find full descriptions of these items on Amazon and other online retailers.