It’s Sunday, and Marczyk Fine Foods has closed its doors for the night. The fresh produce is sleeping soundly in its case, and I’m gathering my things- I’ve got a party to DJ. No, not a house party; tonight it’s a Marczyk party, and the guests are already streaming in. Representatives from the front end, deli, and even Marczyk Fine Wines are arriving in ones and twos to occupy the kitchen for our annual pie rolling party.
You see, Marczyk’s pies are something of an oddity in today’s world of frozen, pre-made pastries- everything is hand-made with love from scratch (as Paul Marczyk puts it, “you cut more corners at home,”) and with the holidays right around the corner, well, making hundreds of these bad boys is no simple feat.
The bakery gals have been at it all day cranking out our world-class pie dough- made with Plugra butter, Niman Ranch leaf lard, and King Arthur flour- and the cavalry has arrived to help roll it all out. Fueled by a steady stream of Al Green, Black Keys, and Richard Cheese (provided by yours truly,) and armed with a wide array of rolling pins, the dozen or so smiling Marczyk staff you know and trust set to work rolling out hundreds of perfect pie crusts.
We all took a certain pride in knowing that in a few days, these crusts would be transformed into crazy-awesome apple, delectable pecan, and wicked pumpkin pies that will grace the Thanksgiving tables of Denverites city-wide. Needless to say, the crew made short work of the Herculean task before us. In three short hours, over six hundred dough balls were well on their ways to becoming the best deserts in Denver.
Grinning and covered in flour, we gathered our brooms and dustpans and began returning the kitchen to its former, spotless splendor.
And the band played on…Tags: holiday pies denver, marczyk's pies, pecan pie denver | 17 Comments »